Realist artist, Lolly Shera, is a classically trained painter and certified teacher residing in Washington State. Lolly uses the traditional processes and techniques of the Renaissance Masters to create luminous oil paintings for a contemporary world. She is continually growing and developing her skills as a painter and is committed to sharing her knowledge of classical techniques through art education.
After painting for “the joy of it” for most of her life, Lolly Shera began formal art training in 2004, studying with some of the country’s leading painters, including Juliette Aristides, Steven Assael, Michael Grimaldi, Michael Klein, David Leffel, Robert Liberace, Deborah Paris and Anthony Ryder. In 2012, she graduated from Georgetown Atelier, a three year classical drawing and painting program. Today she focuses on painting the landscape, figure and still life from her treehouse studio, built by Pete Nelson (of the Treehouse Master TV show on Animal Planet).
Synthesizing her work from life and memory into poetic statements of feeling and experience, she has exhibited and placed in juried shows throughout the Pacific Northwest and her work may be found in private collections across the country. She was awarded First Place in the First Year category at Gage Academy of Fine Art. In addition, she is the recipient of a scholarship award from the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists. Lolly and her husband, Peter, live in Fall City, Washington.