About Lela Shields

Lela strives to reveal the fragility of life, utilizing delicate line work and detailing in an ultra-fine balance between human, animal and spiritual realms. Shields crafts subtle narratives while simultaneously playing with chance, technique and pure imagination.

Like a collector searching for rare artifacts, Lela is constantly sifting through experience and imagination, looking to extract the strikingly curious, inspirational and thought provoking. Drawing from the natural and man-made, and from reality and fiction alike, her art demands further exploration, and points to unseen mysteries that lie within the layered reality we call "our world." She plays with a sense of displaced origin, romantic oddity, and ambiguous narrative in her work.

More of Lela's paintings can be found at lelashields.com.