Category Archives: Scratchboard Art

Side by Side Show


Creating two new photography-based digital abstracts for a Side by Side Show June 18-July 11 at Gaslight Art Colony in Marshall, Illinois was an exciting challenge and rewarding experience!

The prospectus for this show encouraged a photographer and another artist to share two points of view on the same subject. The two mediums are then displayed side by side in the gallery.

Until this show, I have only used my original photographic images to design my abstracts.

For this unique theme, I collaborated with artist friend Todd Stokes who provided his original photos of a rotary phone dial and a yellow flower classified by a Google search as Coreopsis, similar in appearance to daisies.

A close look at “Conversation Piece” hints to its origin, but no one could ever guess the original image used to create “Clowning Around.” Both are perfect examples of the abstract in nature designs I love to create!

The entire show is a unique viewing experience for gallery patrons!

Solo show in Arts Illiana Community Outreach Gallery, Terre Haute


Arts Illiana COG Corporate Square mid-June to mid-December 2020

Here is a sneak peek at my solo show in the Arts Illiana Community Outreach Gallery at Corporate Square in Terre Haute, Indiana.

A total 22 pieces are featured on both levels of this open entryway to the complex on Ohio Boulevard. Several have received awards and honors at local, regional and national juried shows.

Arts Illiana COG Corporate Square 2

The COG is managed by River City Art Association of which I have been a member since January 2013, when my professional artistic journey began in Indiana and Illinois.

In the beginning my shows featured representational photographic images. To set my artistic license apart from contributions by other artists  in the Wabash Valley, my focus shifted to creating one-of-a-kind photography-based abstractions from my photographic images.

Since I am not a professional photographer, this shift to expressionism is now my passion with an occasional “happy accident” in realism.

Search the categories at the top of this post to see examples of my artwork featured in this show as well as other shows since I started my website Sheila T Illustrated in October 2011.