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Sheila Leatherwood is a mixed media figurative artist from Houston, Texas. She works from her home studio as well as her studio in The Silos at Sawyer Yards.

Her passion is watching people who come from all walks of life and giving them a permanent place to ‘hang out’ by creating their stories and putting them on canvas. Her use of bold color and design allows the viewer to know her subject on a deeper lever. She weaves a bit of realism and humor in her pieces as well.

“The eyes have it” and “The eyes are the window of the soul” are words to live by for Sheila. The eyes are the first and the last thing she works on as she creates her expressive portrait collages. They tell the whole story.

Sheila is a mother of two grown children and four grandchildren. In 2018, she took a beginning drawing class at Glassell School of Art and has been a Glassell student ever since.




Figure Drawing and Painting Exhibition

June 15 - July 15, 2023
Orton Gallery
MFAH Glassell School of Art Curator, Patrick Palmer

MFAH Glassell School of Art Student Exhibition 

May 27 - July 21, 2023
Levant Gallery

Jurors: Charlotte Cosgrove, Jeff Forster, Francesca Fuchs

The Silos at Sawyer Yards "Compulsion"

May 19 - August 18, 2023

Curator, Rob Gladstone


Winter Street Studios "Dreamscapes"

December 20, 2022

Curator, Holly Nowak

MFAH Glassell School of Art Student Exhibition

May 27 - August 26, 2022
Levant Gallery
Honorable Mention Mixed Media
Jurors: Michael Bise, J. Hill, Arielle Mason

Glassell Figurative Students Past and Present Artists

 November 6, 2021 - February 6, 2022

Leslie and Brad Bucher Gallery

Curator, Patrick Palmer


Patrick Palmer’s Figurative/Mixed Media Students

January 22 - March 22, 2021
n Gallery
Glassell School of Art


Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Education Student Exhibition 

March 17, 2019 - February 19, 2020 

Rice University Anderson - Clarke Center

Sidney Thompson Brown Award recipient

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