A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Visiting Artist

Sheila Newquist

Sheila pursues her passion for art while maintaining a full time career in the healthcare industry and raising her three daughters, two still at home. While art fell to the side for many years, she resumed painting on a more serious level in 2012 with a focus on watercolors. While having no formal art training, Sheila has benefited from her mentor and friend, Susan Shaw.  She has also studied with Ralph Acosta, Cindy Baron, Bob Noreika, Natalie Pfhansteihl and Francis Topping. Her style is representational, reflecting landscapes, seascapes, forests, boats, flowers and occasionally animals and still life.

Sheila is a Juried Artist Member at Wickford Art Association, an Artist Member at South County Art Association, an Artist Member at The Attleboro Art Museum, and an Artist Member at Rhode Island Watercolor Society. She has also exhibited at Spring Bull Gallery, the Courthouse Center for the Arts, The Hive RI, and the Gilbert Stuart Museum Bell Gallery.  She is a member of the plein air painting group, Monday’s Palette.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Sheila has lived in Rhode Island most of her life.  She currently resides in North Kingstown, RI.
Artist Statement

My painting process continuously evolves. The challenges, successes, and failures all push me on a path of development I strive for. I am most inspired by nature and being outdoors. Painting is my favorite mindful meditation. I grateful for all the ways in which my art has connected me to so many wonderful people. I am hopeful that my work adds beauty to this complicated world we live in.