Buffy Heslin established SharkB8Studio in order to share her creativity. She typically uses acrylic on gallery canvas but also explores the formats of digital media, photography and mixed media to express herself. Her style and content will vary and has been influenced profoundly by her life as a military brat, living overseas experiencing history, art and various cultures in-person. Buffy considers art a therapeutic outlet and channel for expressing complex thoughts, feelings and emotions. She also see it as a form of meditation. The artistic process gives her balance, focus and comfort more so now than at any point in her life due to the recent loss of her mother.