Lolly Shera is a contemporary landscape painter, praised for her evocative, timeless landscapes. Her oil paintings evoke a feeling of spiritual connection to the land, awakening a sense of place that is both mysterious, yet familiar. Lolly’s inspiration draws upon the 19th century French Barbizon School and the American Tonalist movement. Just like the early representational artists, Lolly uses her field sketches and memory to create a poetic response to the subtle beauty and peaceful rhythms of nature. Her process starts with a radical simplification of the subject. She then applies many layers of transparent and translucent paint, which results in the creation of a luminous surface; which, metaphorically, stands for the intersection of the material and the immaterial in nature.
Ms. Shera graduated from the Classical Drawing & Painting program at Georgetown Atelier in Seattle in 2014 and pursued landscape training at The Landscape Atelier in Clarksville, TX. Working with master artist, Deborah Paris, she completed the rigorous landscape curriculum in 2018.
Recent awards and accomplishments include participation in a national juried exhibition as well as the publication of her drawings and paintings in two books in 2018. In spring of 2018 Lolly exhibited her work at the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Juried Exhibition, “Best of America – Small Painting Exhibition”. Her drawings were published in author Suzanne Brooker’s new book, entitled, “The Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing”, Watson-Guptil, 2018. In addition, her paintings were published and featured as the cover art of the 2018 edition of “The History of the Deschutes Club”, an OR land conservation organization. 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. 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.