Contemporary Impressionism - International Fine Art
Painting Nature's Magic Places... Inspired by Tropical & Coastal Scenes, Exotic Flowers & Colours O’Shields Fine Art www.oshieldsfineart.com
I am a full time professional artist painting in oils, pastel and watercolour. Trained in European Classical painting and drawing but my personal style has developed more into contemporary impressionism with the use of bright tropical colours. I paint primarily en plein air. This direct way of seeing and translating colour works best for me.
I've discovered that all art forms that touch the viewers heart are fundamentally the same; they are about revealing truth and beauty, they demand the utmost in time and attention, and must be grounded in excellent technique.
My mission is to paint daily and create paintings that are full of colour, joy, light, life and emotion. My paintings are in private & corporate collections worldwide.
I strive to paint seascapes of Global Wonders that I have visited or lived in… Sharing this experience and emotion with viewers who have also visited or wish to visit these special places. I am a world traveler painting as I go.
I document a changing way of life, as ocean front disappears from our global landscape. My painting is a chronicle to preserve changing ocean views, the movement of life along the coasts and how the landscape under bright blue skies and the oceans are always in a state of change……
My background in art started at a young age with private oil painting lessons from grade school through graduation from college, University of Miami. After university I studied privately for many years with Gifford Nicholades in an European style Atelier. I went on to study in France, Italy and London.
I have lived and visited for extended periods in many countries besides America for the purpose of painting: Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin, Bermuda, Aruba, Mexico, Spain, Holland, England and Italy.
Mahalo for your interst in my art… A hui hou - Phyllis O’Shields