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, January 14, 2011

Art Show Frenzy     Getting ready for an artshow is such a thrill! There is the hard work of getting work finished with decisions to be made about which pieces to take or which pieces will fit into the show's theme. Even though the gallery will mail invitations, my mailing list has to be up-to-date to make certain my very special collectors are notified by me, personally. There is framing to do-I am very lucky-I use an incredible frame shop for my paintings, Nebletts, right here in my hometown of Hattiesburg. They have an expert, professional crew who totally understands my art & they do an exceptional job for me!   Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!  The paintings and Artdolls have already been delivered to the Cultural Center at 723 Main Street. The show is being presented by the Civic Arts Council form January 15 through Jan 31. The opening reception will be tomorrow from 4PM until 5:30PM. Please wish me luck and Yall come see me if you can!