This is a painting of a sunset sky when we first arrived at Siesta Key. We threw our shoes off and walked along the beautiful beach. Suddenly, the colors shifted and turned a hundred shades of gold, blue, and green. I set aside my camera (knowing it would never capture the subtle nuances of color and carefully recited to my husband a list of all the hues of the sky: Teal blue at the horizon blended impossibly with shades of gold, just above followed with teal and gold turning towards a muted blend of green with a hint of purple, warm blue at the zenith… Over the years he has come to know this is my preferred method for making mental notes of a stunning skyscape that will becoming a painting. Thus, “A View From The Beach” was born. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Sheila Finch

View from the Beach

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
12 lbs. 0 oz.



Sheila Finch
Belmont, California

Getting to Know Sheila

Sheila spends many hours studying clouds from the cockpit of her sailboat on the California coast. She's frequently blessed with beaming sunrises and storms that create beautiful displays of light streaming across the ocean or shimmering off the nearby coastal mountain range. Sheila's award-winning paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. She has received recognition from the National Arts Appreciation Program, and her work has been exhibited at the prestigious L'Espace Bateau Lavoir in Paris.