Reception for artist Sheila Farren Billings to be held June 8

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Painter Sheila Farren Billings of Salem is presenting an exhibit of her watercolors, acrylics, and other works in the church meeting room throughout June and July. She is an award-winning local artist and the author/illustrator of four children’s books. Her work has been featured in shows and galleries around the North Shore. She has taught art in the Salem and Beverly schools.

There will be an artist’s reception at the church on Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Billings grew up in a family of artists who inspired her creativity and encouraged her to experiment with different mediums and styles. During the nice weather, she loves to sit outside and paint on location, usually in watercolor or acrylic paint.

On cold or rainy days, she delights in working in her studio on more fanciful projects, including cut paper designs, brilliantly colored abstracts, children’s illustrations, and Celtic-inspired drawings. She also enjoys designing logos and creating murals.