Sheena Lott is an accomplished artist who for the past 35 years has enjoyed a very successful and varied career. This busy artist has had many solo and group gallery exhibitions in Canada and the USA.
In addition to producing new works in oil, watercolour and acrylic for gallery exhibitions, Sheena illustrates children’s books, does commissions and lectures on Cunard, Celebrity and other premium cruise lines all over the world.
Sheena has illustrated 14 children's books including the perennial bestsellers Jessie's Island and Salmon Forest.
She has lectured at the Metchosin International Art School, and been Artist in residence at numerous schools. Sheena has juried major exhibitions including the Sooke fine Arts Exhibition and Federation of Canadian artist exhibitions.
Selected awards include: the Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic Award, Federation of Canadian Artists Associate Award, Grand Prix silver medal, Federal Science in Society Award and national Word Award. She has been short listed for the national Amelia Francis Gibbon Award, Christie Harris BC book Award and the Chocolate Lily Award.
Sheena was born in Glasgow Scotland, lived in Cooma Australia ,Toronto Canada then West Vancouver.She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Rehabilitation Medicine. She credits her anatomy labs for inspiring her interest in figure drawing.Her interest in art began at an early age. She is primarily self taught.
Sheena lives and now paints full time in her home /studio by the ocean in North Saanich, Vancouver Island. The west coast view from her studio provides an infinite variety of subject matter as well as the tranquility required in order to create.
Her paintings are found in private and corporate collections including The Osborne Collection, The Vancouver Public Library Permanent Art collection, Shell Oil, Peat Marwick Thorne, Vancouver Island Helicopters and the National Trust Company.