By capturing the spirit of the landscape, Lolly Shera’s paintings evoke the subtle beauty and peaceful rhythms of nature. Using traditional techniques of early representational artists, she relies on her field sketches and plein air paintings, as well as her memory and imagination, to create paintings that exemplify a timeless, yet breathing sense of place.
Recent awards and accomplishments include her work featured on Animal Planet TV show, “Treehouse Masters” and the 2015 Best of Show award at the Clymer Museum & Gallery in Ellensburg, WA. She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition, titled, “From the Headwaters to the Sea” at the Clymer Museum and Gallery as well as a solo exhibition at the Burien Arts Gallery in Burien,WA, among other exhibits. Lolly is represented by Reinert Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, S.C. and Blowing Rock, N.C..
Ms. Shera studied classical figure drawing and painting at Gage Academy in Seattle, Wa and graduated from the Georgetown Atelier in Seattle, Wa. She has trained with some of the country’s leading contemporary artists, including Michael Grimaldi, David Leffel and Robert Liberaci, among others. The Hudson River School and Tonalist artist of the nineteenth century have had a significant influence on her work.
As an active outdoors woman, Lolly finds inspiration for her art in the wilderness. From the mountains to the sea, Lolly skis, hikes, kayaks and bikes to her painting sites. A native of Washington state, Lolly lives in Fall City, WA with her husband and has two grown children.
“The true end of art is not to imitate fixed material condition, but to represent living emotion.” by George Inness.
GNSI Northwest was founded in 1979. The group is centered in the Puget Sound area, with members from all over Washington State. Meetings are held 4 times yearly, and include technique demonstrations, workshops, portfolio sharing, and field trips.
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators-Northwest (GNSI-NW) is a non-profit organization of artists in the Pacific Northwest that focus on illustrating the natural world. GNSI-NW provides members with learning and networking opportunities through quarterly meetings, workshops, and exhibitions.
The training and interests of GNSI-NW members are in both science and art. They study sciences including biology, botany, zoology, archeology, medicine, marine life, and ecology. Their tools and techniques for visual communication include drawing, painting, and digital media.
Applying scientific discipline to creativity, members strive to produce images rendered with scientific accuracy and artistic integrity, and to share those images with the public so that others may understand and appreciate both the science and the art.
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