About the Artist
Angela Sheehan is a self-taught artist. She began painting in acrylics at the age of three alongside her mother, a talented artist. She spent a lot of time in school creating characters and making up stories for her friends. Her other artistic endeavors include teaching herself guitar, bass and piano. Then writing, recording and producing her own album which sold an amazing five copies on cdbaby.com. She spent several years in California where she co-produced a puppet show. Not only did she play half the characters, but she also co-wrote scripts, created animations, artwork, and designed and handmade the puppets. The show started out on public access and ultimately ended up on Wave Cable On Demand, Maker, and KOFY in San Francisco. After the show wrapped up she joined an improv troupe and public speaking club to hone her comedy and performance skills. In 2017 she moved to the Philadelphia area and decided to try her hand at stand up. She performed at several clubs around Philadelphia, NYC and even Dublin, Ireland. Her final performance was a sold out show at The Punchline, opening for comedian Kabir Singh. She also contributed satirical pieces to The Cooper Review and other publications. In 2019 she relocated to the Florida coast where she now resides with her husband, biggest fan and partner in puns.
Punaballoo was born by accident In the middle of lockdown, during the Coronavirus Pandemic...or should I say Pundemic? So punny. After being partially furloughed from her job and going stir crazy she started to do some painting for fun. She decided her subject should be her immortal, succulent, Walter. When the picture was completed she asked her husband how it looked. His immediate response was “Now, put Succ it on there.” She laughed and added the requested caption, shared her work on Facebook. Her friends and family loved her quirky style, encouraging her to sell her creations. The rest is history.
Art with a Cause
As someone who has been deeply affected by both mental illness and trauma, it is important to me to help others heal.
That is why Punaballoo has partnered with the nonprofit organization, The Art Therapy Project. A portion of each sale will be donated to help fund the free art therapy classes they provide to those struggling with mental illness and trauma. If you’d like to learn more please take a moment to read their mission statement and please donate if you can!