A (he)arty welcome.
My name is Sheona (pronounced [sh ee OH n ah] ), I’m an artist with a passion for monochrome imagery.
Black & White art makes me happy.
Black & white rocks!
Over the last decades, my passion for drawing has educated me on patience, enlightened me to the power of observation, allowed me to form a world based on genuine beauty.
I’m a self-taught (well life-taught) image maker. I studied business in college, worked a few gigs in marketing & real-estate before landing in the middle of the elite equestrian world grooming and riding for the best of the best (yes, every little girl’s dream).
After graduating, life, love & a strong sense of adventure swept me off into a world of horses, travel, art, flying, motherhood and photography.
Drawing made it’s way into my life, unplanned, in my carefree twenties.
Little did I know I would have such an amazing art career. Between my strong passion and commitment to my art came hundreds of private commissioned portraits, international solo and group exhibitions, publications, multiple awards … even a television appearance.
What I do
I draw (& photograph) realistic complex black & white (always) portraits of horses (mainly) and dogs (because they are so darned cute). I create unique and bespoke images of our beloved equines and canines, immortalise their individual magic.
My Core beliefs
Keep it real. Everyone deserves an amazing portrait
Quality over quantity. Less is more and so much better
Keep it simple. Monochrome & pencil… always
Make it better. Never stop learning, pushing boundaries: there’s always room for improvement
Never stop growing. Challenge yourself…daily
Authenticity has always been and will always be at the heart of everything I accomplish, everything I visualise.
Every single piece (be it graphite or pixels) that leaves my studio is created with heaps of love, deep insight and real appreciation.