Sheila Mangan continued
Sheila Mangan was born in the small village of the Valley on Achill Island Co., Mayo. She Moved to Dublin 1970’s and then to Galway City where she has lived for the past 32 years, but she will always call Achill home.
Sheila is fascinated by the ever-changing haunting skies and landscapes of the west coast of Ireland and enjoys painting these stunning vistas. She is a wood turner and produces unique quilting designs. Her ambition is to draw and paint skies with billowing clouds similar to Paul Henry’s.
Sheila has worked with and mixes many different types of Media; charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils, pen, ink and silk paints; however she frequently returns her first love, oils. She believes that oils are so forgiving that they suite her personality.
She studied art at school and attended a technical art course at GMIT. Later she did a Diploma “Teaching art in the community” in NUI, Galway. She has facilitated many classes in her local area.
Sheila has taken art classes over the years with many inspirational tutors such as Emily Rainsford-Ryan and David Willis
She has exhibited over recent years with good success and has a permanent exhibition in Achill Isle House on Achill Island.