Sheila Pomeroy

Sheila Pomeroy's beautifully-crafted paintings combine multiple layers of oil paint and varnish, giving her work a tonal depth and opulent texture. Her use of gold leaf and the studied intensity of her figures evokes the masters of the early renaissance, while the interplay between light and shadow, between the ethereal and the temporal draws on the genius of Carravaggio and Goya. The dramatic lighting she so skillfully conjures creates a sense of foreboding, of forces beyond the edges of the painting that are gathering against its subject. Motivated by personal experience, Sheila explores universal themes of motherhood, love and loss, pain and bereavement, never hesitating to lay bare raw emotion.