Artist of the month

September Artist of the Month

Faringdon Information centre is happy to welcome Sheila Isabel Irigoyen Zozaya as September’s artist of the month. Sheila is a Mexican Architect with a master’s in environmental urban design and has been a Lecturer in higher Education in BA in Architecture, and Habitat Design in Mexico. Sheila has combined her professional practice with teaching in Mexico and uses her art in her professional and academic practice. She is currently a research student and an Associate Lecturer in the UK and is at the end of her Mphil/PhD in Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University. The topic of her research is: Defining and restoring the cultural landscape and place-identity of historic cities: the case of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. This research has been recently awarded. 

She developed her passion for painting at an early age and started taking classes formally with Ofelia Erosa Cámara, when she was 8 years old. The work of talented people in Mexico such as Alberto Urzaiz, Jorge Carlos Zoreda, Miguel Angel Reyes, Fernando Castro, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Luis Barragan, Orozco, Tamayo, Siqueiros and Goeritz have been an inspiration in her work. 

Sheila does not have a favourite art technique as she chooses it depending on the theme, time and resources.

To see Shelia’s work come along to Faringdon Information Centre open Monday to Friday 9am to 12:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am to 1 pm.

If you are interested in becoming an artist of the month please contact Adele Vincent – adele@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk