Sheila Parsons, MSW has been a professional artist and workshop instructor since 1976.
She received her masters in art from the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York and has studied since then with some of the greats in the watercolor field.
She has been an assistant to Milford Zornes (1908 - 2008) on over 30 watercolor workshops and has led her own workshops all across the United States, in Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Wales, Greece, Spain and France.
Her work is included in public and private collections in Europe, Mexico and the USA. She does vibrant and colorful paintings of landscapes, florals and street scenes.
She is a diamond signature member of the MidSouthern Watercolorists, a member of Oklahoma Watercolor Association and Midwest Watercolor Association and has served on the faculty of the Arkansas Arts Center.
Her work has been included in Watercolor USA, MidSouthern WC annual and other national shows. Her paintings are in corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe.
In 1996, Sheila received the Arkansas Governor's Award for Outstanding Individual Artist. The Fall 2000 issue of Watercolor, an American Artist publication, had an eight page feature article about Sheila and her paintings.
She received a Lifetime Achivement in the Arts Award from the Faulkner County (Arkansas) Public Library in 2010.
She currently lives and works with her husband, Richard Talley, three dogs, and two cats in her studio home in Conway, Arkansas.