Sheila McCoy

I was born and grew up in Langley Mill, Derbyshire, England. My father,
Frederick Cross, was always drawing Walt Disney characters for me as a child. I'm assuming my "talent" came from my father, so, I sign my name on paintings and needlework with "S. CROSS" or "SMC".

I emigrated to Canada in 1957. Landing in Toronto, a city of some 900,000 people. In order to "meet" people, I took Art Courses at Danforth and Central Technical Colleges in Toronto, graduating with a Diploma for Drawing and Painting.

Joining the Art Guild of Scarborough, I was elected to Vice-President for some 10+ years, taking in several specialty and interest Workshops.
Upon retirement, I moved to Cobourg and helped start the Arts Council of Northumberland (now defunct). Joining the Cobourg Art Club (Secretary, Treasurer and President) and the Pine Ridge Art Association (Treasurer and President), convening Art Shows for both clubs for the last 9-10 years, along with participating in more Workshops.

Over the years I have sold a fair number of paintings, but really paint and sketch because I enjoy the challenge of drawing and painting, though it's always pleasing to sell a piece of artwork.

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    "Buxton (Derbyshire) in winter"         Oil


"Dusk, eastbound 401 at Leslie (Toronto)"         Acrylic


    "Willow by the Lake, Cobourg"         Pen/watercolour


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