Experiencing the world has become an integral part of Sheila Kernan's art making process. She finds beauty in large urban centers as well as on remote mountain tops and is mesmerized by the energy and excitement of translating an experience onto canvas.
Kernan employs a proficiency in watercolour, oil and acrylics to produce multi layered, greatly texturized paintings that reflect the electric excitement of a downtown night and the intense beauty of Alberta’s mountainous landscape. Each piece whimsically reveals a crossover of stories documenting the environment and imagination at play. Viewers are drawn into a conversation with paint; written into a fluid chronicle of the artist’s experience of the world and artistic conceptions.