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Anacortes Arts Festival – Art at the Port!

Saturday, July 27th, 6-9pm

nisqually wildlife refuge, dusk, landscape painting, oil painting, representational art, classical realism, contemporary landscape, tonalist painting, tonalism
Refuge At Dusk, 24 x 30
Please join me for a free evening of fine art, wine, nibbles and music! 
I hope to see you there!
Address: Port Transit Shed, 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA
Website: http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com





You’re Invited to a Summer Soiree!

Please join me at Gallery Mack on June 22nd for a Summer Soiree! Meet the artists! Jewelry! Sculpture! Woodworks! Paintings! I have several new small works at the gallery, ranging in size from 8×10 to 7×14. Do you have a space for a tiny painting? Think about where you’d like to hang a painting in your house and measure the space before you come. I have been very busy in the studio this spring. Talk with me about your interest in art. What kind of paintings do you like? Summer soirees are fun. You can meet others with the same interests as you. Gallery Mack has some fabulous artists and they will be there to talk with you about their work. Drink a little wine and enjoy the evening! Gallery Mack is located at 2100 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA, one block north of Pike Place Market on Western Avenue. See my painting on the card below? It’s the top left corner and it’s called, Spring’s Green. Hope to see you on Saturday, June 22nd!

Artist Reception – Gallery Mack – Lolly Shera – Fine Artist

Please join me for an Artist Reception at Gallery Mack on Saturday, April 6th, 2-4 pm. I will be giving an Artist Talk to discuss my paintings at 2pm. Gallery Mack is located at 2100 Western Ave., Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98121. I hope to see you there!

Magic hour light glowing through the forest, nocturne of forest and pond
Secluded Forest, 16 x 20
nocturne with curvy tree and full moon on the lake, blue nocturne, full moon
Symphony of Night, 20 x 20
flock of birds takes flight from a field during sunrise
Taking Flight, 16 x 30

Find Lolly’s Paintings on Artsy.net!

What is Artsy.net? http://artsy.net  Artsy is an online resource for art collecting and education. Artsy is a place to explore current and past exhibitions at museums and galleries, biennials, and cultural events, and to preview international art fairs before their doors open to the public. My Seattle gallery, Gallery Mack, http://www.gallerymack.com is one of the participating galleries who represents their artists on Artsy.  I really love going on the Artsy site to read the magazine, with daily articles about art history, art news and cultural events all over the world.

You can search the site via my name, Lolly Shera or through my gallery, Gallery Mack.  Pricing is all there and it’s a very transparent process. If you are interested in one of my paintings click the inquiry link and it takes you directly to the gallery director at Gallery Mack.  Gallery Mack ships paintings all over the world.  Now my Art work is a click away!

Happy viewing!

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Sea Mist at Dawn, 18 x 36

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Mason Creek Falls, 16 x 11

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Tokul Creek, 11 x 14

Oil painting, mountain, tonalist painting, tonalism, representational art, mountains, trees, panoramic view, valley, shadow line, clouds, realism, classical painting, rosemary brushes, contemporary realism, contemporary art

Valley Light, 24 x 38

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Seaside, 18 x 24

winter, trees, pond, fog, representational art, nocturne, oil painting, landscape painting

Winter Moon, 20 x 16

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Tokul Creek, 11 x 14

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Mountain Creek, 11 x 14

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Refuge At Dusk, 24 x 30

Honey I Shrunk the Art! Matzke Fine Art Gallery Nov 17th-Jan 23rd

It’s that wonderful holiday time of year for Honey I Shrunk the Art!  I am delighted to participate, once again, in this annual group show curated by Karla Matzke at Matzke Fine Art Gallery on Camano Island.  I love the feeling of stepping inside her sleek barn-gallery.  With tall ceilings and many rooms to explore, you will be delighted to find a wide variety of works from many fantastic Northwest artists – all in one space!  Matzke Gallery shows both 2D and 3D art work.  After perusing art indoors, take a walk outside and explore the sculpture garden; many 3D works are set tastefully within the beautifully landscaped and wooded property.

Opening Night: November 17th, 5pm to 9pm (including a pot-luck, BYOB and party).

Show continues through January 13th, 2019.

For this show I painted a small series of Mt. Rainier (one of my favorite subjects).  I tried to show the mountain as it appears at different times of day from the vantage point at Chinook Pass.

Matzke Fine Art Galley

2345 Blanche Way

Camano Island, WA 98282

sunrise oil painting of mt rainier with sunburst sky

Mt. Rainier Sunrise, 8 x 8

oil painting of mt rainier with yellow grasses on a cloudy day

Study for Tahoma, 8 x 8

landscape oil painting of alpen glow on mt rainier with a pond in foreground

Rainier Alpen Glow, 8 x 8

oil landscape painting of mt rainier at dawn with blue sky and pink hills

Mt. Rainier at Dawn, 8 x 8

 

Artist Reception at Gallery Mack, Oct. 17th, 5-8pm!

Please join me for an Artist Reception at Gallery Mack!

Wed, October 17th, from 5-8pm

2100 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

 http://www.gallerymack.com.

Artist Reception at Gallery Mack on October 17, 2018, 5-8pm, 2100 Western Ave, Seattle,l WA 98121

Fine Art River Painting – Contemporary Tonalism

Inspiration abounds in the tall green trees of this fine art river painting!  From the thick foliage of the understory up through the canopy, I look for a variety of greens and yellows in nature.  These colors help to convey a calming mood in this painting. The trees are why I live and paint in the Pacific Northwest!

My greatest influences are the artists of the American Tonalist movement. Their goal was to capture the moods and allure of the landscape.  My work is similar, in that I respond to nature on an emotional level, striving to find the spiritual qualities, or poetry, in the land.

Being outside in nature is an awe inspiring experience.  How does one respond to the beauty of the universe?  Experiencing each moment builds up a series of impressions.  Many impressions create an experience as a whole.  After visiting a scene, I  recall upon the memory of a place.  The memory filters out the most poignant elements and leaves the rest behind.   Designing a good composition for a painting is the key to success.  What I leave out is just as important as what remains. It’s an abstract step in the process, to design a painting, and I may not do an exact rendering of a scene.  As a result, my paintings become more about a feeling, and a sense of place.  How do you feel when you view this painting?

Read more about Tonalism:

If you’re interested in learning more about the American Tonalism Movement please visit: https://www.amazon.com/History-American-Tonalism-Crucible…/dp/0988902222 

The size of River Song is: 45″ x30″.  This contemporary composition is a “stand out” oil painting for any room of your home or office!

If interested in purchasing this fine art river painting please email me at the following email address:

Email : lolly@lollyshera.com

 

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River Song, 40 x 25

 

Inspiration for the painting, Forest Glow at Treehouse Point, WA

One night at yoga class at Treehouse Point, I watched the sun set behind the tall evergreen trees.  As the sun lowered in the sky the forest began to glow a golden, orange color and I felt the image of this painting come into my mind’s eye.   Painting for me is a personal expression of my connection with Nature. It is about holding on to a fleeting moment in time and making that the main focus or idea of my painting.  Here is the painting, Forest Glow.

Forest Glow, 40×24, SOLD

 

Currently Showing at Art Gallery of Sno Valley

These paintings are available at Sno Valley Art Gallery through May 7, 2018.  Stop by for a visit in downtown Snoqualmie, WA!   The website for Art Gallery of Sno Valley is: https://artgalleryofsnovalley.com/

Oil painting, mountain, tonalist painting, tonalism, representational art, mountains, trees, panoramic view, valley, shadow line, clouds, realism, classical painting, rosemary brushes, contemporary realism, contemporary art

Valley Light, 24 x 38

rattlesnake lake, cascade mountains, mountain lake, trees, fog, landscape painting, tonalist landscape, oil painting, classical realist, representational art, fine art, landscape painting, contemporary painting

Day Break, 20 x 16

Together, 6×8

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A Hint of Spring, 18 x 24

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Patterson Creek, 8 x 12

creek, river, snoqualmie valley, oil painting, landscape, fine art, contemporary realism, autumn, trees

Tokul Creek, 11 x 14

mountain, creek, oil painting, landscape painting, representational art, forest stream, fallen log

Mountain Creek, 11 x 14

A Day at Noon, 12 x 18

Find these paintings at Fountainhead Gallery!

Please contact Fountainhead Gallery at http://www.fountainheadgallery.com

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Seaside, 18×24

This painting was inspired by a trip to the Pacific Ocean.  As the evening hours approached the clouds rolled in, creating a luminous sky juxtaposed by a darkened ground lane.  I remember the distinctive glow of gold light at the tree line and the hidden dark stream flowing into the sea.  The smell of salt water is fresh in my mind as I look at this piece.  I love the movement in the clouds as they echo the shape of the stream below.

winter, trees, pond, fog, representational art, nocturne, oil painting, landscape painting

Winter Moon, 20 x 16

I love to paint nocturnes because the  night time is full of mystery in the absence of light.  The reflected light of the moon illuminates the sky and water, bringing the viewer to an intimate spot on the shoreline.  I try to create a peaceful respite for the viewer, where they can call bring a bit of their own experience to a painting.  Maybe they will remember a time like this and finish the story from their own experience.

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Skagit Valley Tulips, 7 x 14

The Skagit Valley is one of my favorite spots in Washington!  The expansive sky is one of the reasons I made this composition a wide, flat horizontal.  I chose a color harmony of yellow, blue and a bit of green for this piece, which is very Pacific Northwest!  If anyone has visited the tulip fields in spring time they will instantly recognize the major elements of trees, fields, flowers, distant mountains and sky as the iconic Skagit Valley. Our memories tend to sift out extraneous detail and this painting reflects my experience and the mood on a beautiful spring day.

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Barn By the Sea, 20 x 24

Another Skagit Valley painting, reflecting the early evening hours in late October, with a moonrise peeking through the clouds.  I love the subtle color shifts in the grasses in Autumn and how they are reflected in the clouds above.  The distant San Juan Islands create a finishing backdrop for the land to meet the sky.

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Beach Walk, 12 x 16

I saw this couple and their dog on the beach near Kalaloch, WA on the Pacific Coast and it reminded me of my own experience, walking with someone I love, stopping, picking up rocks and drift wood, and possibly finding a sand dollar at low tide.  I can hear the waves and whoosing behind me as I take in the salt water air.  This is a memory piece (I do not use photographs as reference material) for all those times at the beach.  I am looking through the trees from high up on the bank to the people and dog below.  I am looking at my memory, and maybe a memory of the viewer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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