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!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Trying New Ideas

For years, I have created 3 dimensional figures with Sculpey clay head, hands & feet on a wire armature. They are always dressed in elaborate costumes composed of antique & vintage fabrics and trims. They take forever to complete and packing them for shipping takes days. I love to sculpt as well as paint, so I've been playing with my clay and came up with the first of these little characters. I'm not sure where I'll go with them, possibly post them on They are only about 4" tall so shipping should be much simpler. I've really enjoyed creating them: first sculpting, curing, then hand painting. This could be interesting.....


  1. How utterly adorable, Sherry! You are so talented in so many ways. I'm partial to the kitty because he looks like mine. I have no doubt these delightful creatures will all find homes. I off to check out your esty site. =]

  2. The kitty looks like my sweet boy, Opie Taylor. I just took Superman through your posts here to show him your work. We especially love the story how your frogs and un-grow'd up art came into being. When you follow your heart the whole world opens up to you--just like your fairy tale life has for you. I adore your work and passion for creating a magical life & living it, Sherry~

  3. Sherry, I'm in love with your art! It makes me smile. :)PJ

  4. Hi Pj, Thanks so much! My work is all about the smiling. Life is tough enough, let's create something happy!