Sheila Fuller


Artist Statement

I was given I my first “real” camera by my father in the early 80’s, an Olympus OM-10. In my youth I carried it in my backpack through the Sierras, Olympics and Cascade mountains long before the luxuries of digital cameras came along. I have always fancied myself as a frustrated artist trapped in the body of someone who can neither paint or draw… until I found a way to express myself through my camera.

I have had a love affair with our planet for as long as I can remember. When a bird sings it lifts my soul. A sunrise can make me cry, and a walk on the ocean or in mountains brings a peace and joy to me I cannot find in the world of men. I have a constant conversation in my head. I chatter like a swallow, and I always have music playing. But when I step behind my camera I enter a place silences all the voices of this world. Eckhart Tolle says “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.” While I don’t know that I am a true artist, I do know that behind the lens I have, without a doubt, experienced inner stillness… it is the only place I ever have.

I like to think that my relationship with the planet is what signs my name to my work the moment I click the shutter. While many have become comfortable with the manipulations and ease of the digital world I take pride in one click, one frame. For me it is where the grace lies. My camera is my paintbrush, my meditation, my escape.

My photography has been exhibited at several galleries including TwentyOne8, The Commonwheel Artists Coop, Littleton Art Depot, and Gallery 132. I was also a featured artist in the 2018 Fusion Garden Art Show in Palm Springs.

19315 Silver Sage Way
Monument, CO, 80132

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