“What fresh hell is this?”
-Dorothy Parker

Sheila Daube is an abstract artist from Southern California. Influenced by the mid-century American School she also credits her years as a preschool teacher as fundamental to her art. “I’ve been trying to paint like a five year old for years, trying to return to my original reaction to color and line.” Daube is inspired by timeless themes from mythology while exploring unique mediums using foil and powdered pigments. Daube teaches classes in abstract art at Art on 30th in San Diego. Her work is found in private collections, been featured in national shows and is represented by Ashton Gallery in San Diego and Sylvia White Gallery in Agoura Hills.

Solo Shows

2017 – Ashton Gallery – North Park, San Diego, CA
2014 – San Diego Institute of Art – North Park, San Diego, CA
2013 – San Diego Institute of Art – North Park, San Diego, CA


2020-Sylvia White @ realART, Agoura Hills, CA
2018 – Ashton Gallery
2017 – Studio Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
2014 – Art N Soul on 101, Encinitas, CA


Abstract Painting for Today’s Contemporary Artist (Kate Ashton, 2021)
Published in Ray Street Artists (San Diego Art Department, 2013)