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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 received advanced training in classical figurative and still-life drawing and oil painting at Georgetown Atelier, studying under award-winning artist, Tenaya Sims.  In addition, she completed a rigorous landscape atelier program, studying under nationally-acclaimed master artist, Deborah Paris.

Recent accomplishments for 2020: inclusion in the American Tonalist Society’s “Best In Tonalism 2020” international juried show, as well as, a Solo exhibition at City of Snoqualmie, WA.  In 2019, Ms. Shera’s landscape drawings were published in two books;  “The Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing”, by Suzanne Broker, Watson-Guptill, and, “The History of the Deschutes Club”, an organization dedicated to land conservation and protection of the Deschutes River, OR.

A native of Washington state, Lolly, and her husband enjoy the outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and backcountry skiing together. Ms. Shera is represented by Gallery Mack in Seattle, WA. Her work may be found in private collections throughout the United States.

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