Sheila fell - Artist
WANTED………we are currently seeking work by this artist so do contact us if you are thinking of selling.
Sheila Fell was born in Cumbria in 1931 and became a close friend of L.S. Lowry who would paint landscapes with her . He considered her to be the best British Landscape painter of her generation , and who am I to argue !
When people ask me why I choose to have certain artists in my own personal collection and it is sometimes hard to explain exactly what it is that resonates with me , but in the case of Sheila Fell it is quite easy to explain. I was born in North West Lancashire and spent much of my formative years staying with extended family in the Lake district , and even now the Northern parts of Cumbria are home to many of my cousins. The area has a unique feel , different to the the more well known southern Lake district and a landscape that talks to you in a different way in each season. Sheila Fell had a unique gift of being able to articulate that feeling onto canvas using heavily applied oil paint . Clearly she missed her home when living in London and died young from Alcohol abuse but her art is not forgotten and her talent is unquestionable.
Whilst at St. Martin’s School of Art, London she befriended Frank Auerbach, amongst other contemporaries, and went on to teach at the Chelsea School of Art.Sheila Fell held her first exhibition in 1955, courtesy of Beaux Arts, London. It was from this that she met L S Lowry, who purchased a number of paintings from this exhibition, and many more in the years that followed. This was to be a friendship that lasted until Lowry’s death in 1976. Indeed, he assisted her financially to the tune of £3 per week for two of her early London years.
She began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1965, being elected an Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1969, and a full Member of the Royal Academy in 1974.
Her work is held by Tate and in many other collections .
We are actively looking to buy work by Sheila Fell so do please contact us.