I Like Making Faces is a solo exhibition of figurative works by Sheila Leatherwood. Her stylized, modern portraits are a mixture of both real and imagined people. Sheila’s use of layers of bright colors , combined with collage, her favorite medium, showcase her whimsical style. Her portraits are expressive and tell their stories in an intuitive way, hopefully evoking a smile from the viewer. The exhibition will be held in Bay 300 Gallery, in near the east end of the Silos at Sawyer Yards studio building. Join the artist for a public reception on February 10, from 4-6pm.
Sheila Leatherwood grew up in Houston, and graduated from Texas A&M University. Many years later, after raising her family, she discovered her love of art and began making portraits out of cardboard. Her first art class was in 2019, where she received the Sidney Thompson Brown award at the Student Exhibition at Rice University Susanne Glasscock School of Continuing Education. Sheila began her association with MFAH Glassell School of Art in 2019, as well. There, she participated in the the 2021 Exhibition, Glassell Figurative/Mixed Media Past and Present. In 2022 and 2023, she participated in the Student Exhibition and received Honorable Mention for Mixed Media. Sheila also enjoys exhibiting her portraits at Rotunda Gallery St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.