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, January 9, 2010

Mardi Gras

As long as I've been creating art professionally, people have associated my paintings and artdolls with Mardi Gras. I grew up in the Deep South, so I have been to Mardi Gras events all my life. Mobile, Alabama has a wonderful Mardi Gras season and so does the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Of course, New Orleans Mardi Gras is the most famous and the one I've been to the most so far. I recommend all of them! I love the costumes, the fun, and the revelry. Everywhere you look people are smiling and having a great time! So it's true, my work is definitely influenced by Mardi Gras-one of my favorite times of the year!