The Art of Sherry Dole

I am a painter of Fantasy and I'm all about making the world a better place for every one of us on this fragile planet.
I create images of cats and butterflies, dogs and birds, alligators and raccoons as well as possums, turtles, bears, tigers , lions and any other critter you know -maybe even some you haven't yet met!

My original paintings are created in acrylics or watercolors and ink. They are sent to a printing company that photographs or scans them, then reproduces them in Giclee images on heavy archival paper or canvas.Intricate details and strong color saturation are hallmarks of my work and one painting may take several months to complete. All my life, I have been fascinated with Costume and Fashion history.Prior to becoming a professional Visual Artist, I spent years as a designer fashion buyer for large department stores. When I'd had enough of the corporate life I decided to combine my lifelong love of animals with fashion and theater, stir them all together and VOILA! You have The Art of Sherry Dole.
I always donate a percentage of my sales or my art to animal rescue or welfare groups.

Welcome Yall!

Thanks so very much for dropping by today! I really appreciate your spending a little time with me here in my world of Faery Tales and Whimsicality. Please fix yourself a cup of tea or a glass of sweet tea like we love here in the Deep Southern USA and just sit a spell. I have been looking forward to meeting you! If you are one of my precious friends already, I am so pleased to see you!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Whimsical Art? Me?

Since I am a self-taught artist, I was a little self-conscious about being taken seriously as a professional artist. I had to sell work to survive. At that time all I ever saw in art shows, galleries and in home design was what I call "grow'd up" art. That is art portraying landscapes, still-lifes, florals and abstracts.
I did paint all of those things for years and sold them. But, one day I started doodling on a scrap of watercolor paper and a Fat Frog emerged dressed as a jester. He made me smile so I decided to paint him. When he was finished he made me smile even more, so I decided to have him framed. I thought I'd like to keep him around so we could smile at each other.
The minute I walked into the frame shop with him, my plans changed. Everyone there wanted him! It seems he made other people smile, too. Fat Frog was certainly unlike any "grow'd up" art I had ever seen, but for about 16 months it was all I could do to keep up with the demand for different versions of Fat Frog! Eventually I increased my Frog portfolio to include Dancing Frog, Lying Toad and more. One collector bought 20 different Frogs to decorate her bathroom. Another bought 14 Frogs to create a theme for her son's room.
Luckily I found out about the Giclee printing process and a great company to transfer my original images into print. Shown above you will find the three versions of FatFrog we have currently in print.

1 comment:

  1. Your work is absolutely charming, enchanting and unique. Good luck on your new blog. Caterina