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Sheila Benford

Sheila Benford was born in England in 1935. She painted, self-taught from an early age, later trained as an airbrush artist subsequently employed in London photographic studios for seven years.

Sheila emigrated to Australia with her husband and two children in 1977 where she established her own business as a photo restorer.

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Between 1980 and 1987 Sheila studied Fine Arts, passing with Distinction. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, including major galleries around Australia and is represented in the Ministry of Health Collection.

Sheila enjoys camping trips to remote northern parts of Western Australia with various art groups, finding the harsh landscape and unique forms and colours of Australia a never ending inspiration and challenge.

1987 Graduated with Distinction Fine Arts,
Forrestfield College of Technical & Further Education
In London I trained as a photographic airbrush artist.
Worked for various photographers in Perth doing photo restoration
2001 & 1999 – Highly Commended, Cossack Art Award
1998 & 2005 – Winner of Cossack Art Award
1995 – Winner of Fremantle Woolstores Art Prize
Solo Exhibitions
2005 – 2008 –  2009 Artist for the Month, Gallery 360
2001 – Pilbara Fine Art Gallery
1996 – Gadfly Gallery, Dalkeith, Perth
1992 – West End Gallery, Fremantle
Parliament House, Landscape Collections
Burswood Casino, Perth
Shire of Roeburn
Ministry of Health, Perth
Duxton Hotel, Perth (commission)
Private collections in Australia, Britain, Holland, Singapore, Hong Kong and Germany
Law Courts Perth

Cossack Art    Award                                            1997-2001, 2004-2009 2010-2011
Mosman Park Art Award                                    2001, 1998
Perth Royal Show                                              2001, 2000, 1999, 1997
Kalgoorlie Art Award                                          2001
Leonora Art Award                                             1999, 2000
Burswood                                                         2000, 1999, 1998
Newman College                                               2000, 1999
Mall Galleries, London, England                         1996
Hale School invited artists                                 2007 to 2014
Perth College                                                    2009
Coordinator of annual Rottnest Island art expedition                   1995 – 1995
Painting expedition to Broome, WA                                            1990
Painting trips to Pilbara and Hammersley – remote WA               1980 – 1985

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