Sheila Wood Hancock Biography

Award winning artist Sheila Wood Hancock specializes in landscapes inspired by her extensive travels in France, Italy, Ireland and the United Kingdom.  Her love of the southern United States, where she has lived her life, is another great source of inspiration.  Animal portraits have also become a favorite of hers.  Sheila lives in Atlanta, Georgia and Boone, North Carolina.  Both places provide a great source for subject matter and have active artists’ communities.  She paints in oil in an impressionistic style, both in the studio and en plein air.

Art and painting have always been a part of her life.  While studying for her Bachelor of Arts and then her Master of Arts in Psychology at East Carolina University, Sheila studied at the East Carolina University School of Art and Design.  She has also studied with nationally known and award winning artists  Bill Davidson, Richard Oversmith, Dee Beard Dean, Nancy Franke, and Diane Johnson.  She is a member of Oil Painters of America, the Mountain Arts Association and Atlanta Artists Center.  Her paintings are part of numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.