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.
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, July 10, 2010
There is Joy in Hard Work!
In case you have not heard, there is a major disaster going on in the Gulf of Mexico with a hideous oil spill happening as we speak. The Gulf has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember & it has been a great source of inspiration for me in my artwork. I live in the Piney Woods part of Southern Mississippi, about 60 miles north of the beach. My family has always had a home on the bayous, so almost every weekend we were there or on the beach itself. Katrina was horrendous, no question, but this monster of an oil spill is destroying so much more! OK enough of this, the whole point in writing this entry is about not letting ourselves get all mired down in the gunk. I am amazed at the wonderful artists and other folks I have met on line who are working through this by donating portions of their sales to help the wildlife rescuers & the ones who are helping to keep us aware of what is going on. I created a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/GulfCoastArtists and a twitter page http://www.twitter.com/GulfCoastArts so the artists can link on & people can write encouraging words to them. I personally have spent the last two months while this thing is happening to get seriously lost in my artwork. I truly love what I do and as long as I am creating something new I manage to keep a smile on my face. I must admit that a lot of the joy I get out of my paintings is the fabulous feedback I get from Yall! It means so much to know that something I created will bring a smile to someone who otherwise might not have been having such a great day themself. I love my detailed, complicated paintings because they present me with a long list of technical problems. For instance, where am I gonna find a gator in a long blue dress along with her handsome boyfriend to model for me? or, for that matter, it took me forever to convince those two frogs to sit in that little boat one stormy night! Anyway, you get my drift, so to speak. Just know...I am the happiest I have ever been in my whole life, creating these paintings for YOU!
Once upon a time, there was a village in the land of Mississippi, USA. In that village, there lived a joyful artist in a cozy bungalow surrounded by a wild, enchanted garden.......Actually, once upon a time is now and the artist is me-Sherry Dole! My life is like a constant fairy tale because I get to live a life filled with the joy of perpetual creation. I am inspired by nature and through creating this garden, I live in constant awe of its beauty.
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