Still life to real life

ahendrix@lsjournal.comMay 3, 2013 

For artist Shelia Borne-Bundy it’s all in the details. Auditor by day, and painter by early morning, she finds herself creating before work from 3-6 a.m. “I usually work on six paintings at a time,” Borne-Bundy said. Working on multiple projects gives her the chance to let each painting rest and come to life.

Her intricate and lifelike paintings can be found at the Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Ave.

According to her website, www.sheilabornebundy.

com, Borne-Bundy’s formal education is in studies of Geology. She began painting in 1985 as a hobby. After several years of experimenting in different mediums, she found the love of oil painting. She began studies in oil painting through the Society of Decorative Painting, with intensive studies taken at the annual convention each year. In 2005 she received her Certified Decorative Art certificate and passed the master’s level in the still life category in 2006.

“I have learned most from trial and error, experimentation with color etcetera, versus the painting by the book,” she said.

The artist works from photographs that she takes from multiple angles using a macro lens. “For my ‘Crystal’ painting I took 60 or more photos to get how the light reflects off of the crystal just right,” she said.

Her paintings range from stills of fruit, floral, marbles as well as portraits. Borne-Bundy’s art will be on display from now until July 18.

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