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We walk on the soil but we rarely think about it.  Yet globally soils need protecting and restoring to life - our life depends upon it!  Share my journey finding and hand-grinding local natural pigments, raising awareness of the hidden beauty of soils, and producing beautiful and inspiring art that provides a strong sense of place and connection to nature.


Raising awareness of the beauty and preciousness of soil via Art

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Soilymentals - Life in Soil, Life in Art

David St. Maur Sheil is an innovative  artist, gardener and advocate for greater soil awareness, who is pioneering techniques for producing a range of striking paintings and artworks directly from soil.   He has many years experience in Permaculture design, organic and biodynamic farming and gardening.

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Upcoming Events

  • Life in Soil, Life in Art
    Time is TBD
    Lam Tsuen
    Time is TBD
    Lam Tsuen, Lam Tsuen, Hong Kong
    Join us for a journey of exploration and creativity in this hands-on workshop, where we will learn about soil, explore our connections to the soil and the connections between soil and art.
  • Plein-Air Thursday Sketching
    Time is TBD
    Tai Po, Tai Po, Hong Kong
    We combine a walk in the woods around Lam Tsuen and Taipo with an hour or so of sketching, with some tips and sharing. To connect deeply with nature, it is good to practice quiet observation within a natural setting, by a quiet path or stream. 10am - 12.30 (approx). Contact me direct for details.


Thanks for your interest in David Sheil Studio. For more information, feel very welcome to get in touch and I will get back to you soon!

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