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!

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Evolution of a Painting

http://www.zazzle.com/sherrydole
      Last year, a doting grandmother had a new grandchild on the way (her sixth) and she wanted to celebrate his birth in a special way. We discussed several ideas, then I came up with the idea of a baby in a bassinet being welcomed by the animals. She loved the painting and it has yet to make its way from her home to the home of her new grandson. I was happy with the image as well, so I put it on http://www.zazzle.com/sherrydole*              Before long, I had an inquiry from a friend of soon-to-be-parents who are advocates of the world's rain forests. She requested a similar painting for their new baby. So I painted the baby in the bassinet being welcomed by animals of the rain forests. Again, I placed the image on cards & mugs, etc. on zazzle.com                                Soon, I received a request from another darling grandmother-to-be who wanted a similar painting, but with the forest animals of the South welcoming the baby. To make it even more of a challenge, she requested a red pick up truck to be in the painting as well. Though this painting seemed to take forever because of the multiple elements in the composition, I finally finished it and she was thrilled! I have placed this image on zazzle.com and am anxiously awaiting any other requests. I have no idea of what I can possibly do to top this last one, but I guess we will have to wait and see...

2 comments:

  1. Such a whimsical, colorful style you have! I love your art, and what a great idea for a new baby's gift!

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  2. Thanks so much,Cat, for your lovely comment!

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