Schira hails from Ireland and has been living in New Zealand for the past 24 years. She has been passionate about design all of her adult life, whilst being a primary school teacher. In 2019 she chose to journey a creative pathway.
In each of her art works, Schira aspires to create images that are thought provoking and expressive, using a variety of media. She likes to push the boundaries by building a story on canvas, using shape, colour and texture. The titles aim to challenge emotions in the viewer; often speaking of a reflection on the past and embracing the future.
Over the last two years she has enjoyed taking part in many group exhibitions within Christchurch, with great success not only in sales, but also on-going commissions, including the Christchurch Art Show 2021. She has also exhibited her work in the Abditory Gallery and Studio, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula.