Sheila Kramer was raised in a family of pilots in the Midwest and is also an accomplished single-engine pilot herself. Having spent hundreds of hours in the cockpit, light and weather are physically changing presences that keep her company on her flights and on the ground. 

Whether she’s flying in Iowa, watching the storms gather in Ireland or viewing the afternoon light transition over the East River, Sheila draws continuous inspiration for her atmospheric paintings from her journeys above – and below – the clouds.

Sheila's work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and also in France, most recently at the Bruno Marina Gallery in NYC. She has been invited to numerous artist residencies including at the Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY; the BAU Institute, Otranto, Italy; and Brisons Vior, Cornwall, England. Sheila received her MFA from Kent State University, OH and also has an MA from the Teachers College at Columbia University, NYC.

Mist Around Aran Island, Ireland, oil on panel, 24”x24”, 2014. 

Burnt Sky, oil on panel, 16”x16”, 2014. 

East River #1, oil on paper on panel, 12”x12”, 2014.