Sheila Wood Hancock
Award winning artist, Sheila Wood Hancock, specializes in landscapes and still life paintings inspired by her Southern heritage and travels in the United States and abroad.
Sheila was raised in Eastern North Carolina and attended East Carolina University where she received her Master’s degree in Psychology. While studying there she took classes at the School of Art and Design. She has lived in Atlanta, Georgia and Boone, North Carolina for most of her adult life. Of great influence on her work are the French impressionists as well as the award winning artists that have mentored her. She has studied with such notable artists as Bill Davidson, Dee Beard Dean, Lorraine Christie, Connie Winters, Cindy Baron and Jim Richards. Sheila paints in oils in an impressionistic style and is inspired by nature in all its forms. Her favorite historical artist is Camille Corot who is quoted as saying “Beauty in art is an impression of truth bathed in an impression received by nature”.
Sheila’s paintings are part of numerous private and corporate collections throughout the world and have appeared as part of sets for many television shows and movies. Recently her painting “Early Summer” was purchased as part of the permanent art collection at the Georgia Governor’s mansion.