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Biography

Lolly Shera

Lolly Shera is a contemporary landscape painter, praised for her evocative, timeless landscapes. Her oil paintings evoke a contemplative quality, awakening a sense of place that is both mysterious, yet familiar. Lolly’s inspiration draws upon the works of the late 19th c. American Tonalist movement. Just like the early masters, Lolly uses her field sketches and memory to create a poetic response to the subtle beauty and peaceful rhythms of nature. The composition and geometry of spatial relationships that are presented in the landscape are always the impetus for choosing a motif. Back in the studio she may further the design with a radical simplification of the subject. The luminous surface of her paintings is derived from applying many layers of transparent and translucent paint. Through her work, it is Ms. Shera’s goal  to engage the viewer in a conversation about their own memories and experiences in nature.

Ms. Shera graduated from Georgetown Atelier in 2014, where she received advanced training in classical figurative and still-life drawing and oil painting. Her interest in landscape painting has been a life long passion.  She continued with formal art training at The Landscape Atelier in Clarksville, TX, studying under nationally-acclaimed master artist, Deborah Paris.  Ms. Shera completed the rigorous landscape curriculum in 2018.

Recent accomplishments for 2019 include: a Solo exhibition at Gallery Mack in Seattle, and inclusion in three juried competitions: National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) Spring Online Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of WA, Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA, and the Anacortes Arts Festival, WA. In 2018, Ms. Shera participated in the NOAPS Juried Exhibition, “Best of America – Small Painting Exhibition”. In addition, Ms. Shera’s landscape drawings were published in two books; first, “The Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing”, by Suzanne Broker, Watson-Guptill, and second,  “The History of the Deschutes Club”, a well established fly fishing organization whose mission includes land conservation and protection of the Deschutes River, OR. In 2016, Lolly’s artwork was featured on the Animal Planet TV show, “Treehouse Masters”, and she held a solo exhibition at the Clymer Museum & Gallery in Ellensburg, WA. Finally, in 2015 Lolly received the “Best of Show” award at the Clymer Museum’s Juried Exhibition, “West of the Mississippi”. Lolly’s work may be found in private collections throughout the United States.

A native of Washington state, Lolly, and her husband, Peter, enjoy the outdoors together, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and backcountry skiing. She is represented by Gallery Mack in Seattle, WA.

“The true end of art is not to imitate fixed material condition, but to represent living emotion.” by George Inness.