Sherry Dooley is creating Visual Art
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I've been looking for Freedom: Creative Freedom. Guess what? I found it! When I started painting - it was more about therapy than a masterpiece. And that was okay at the time. I needed those years to purge pain and learn. But now that I no longer have that biting depression to fuel my creative spark - I must reinvent myself. While the process has already started - my current clients miss the old Sherry Dooley artwork. I mourn those pieces myself at times...but I must move forward. As I move forward - faithful, wonderful clients of mine are slowly moving forward as well. This is to be expected.

It took years to cultivate that following. Years to nurture those relationships and friendships with my clients. It didn't happen over night. My evolving into new territory creatively, will also take time. Time for new clients to find me, time for me to really get that consistent vibe to my work, and time to play with my newfound freedom.

I've been making a living via my artwork for most of the last 15 years. Now I solely make my living off of my artwork. I cannot afford to take this break I need, this time I need and still pay the bills. I cannot go back, paint in my old style, then jump back into what I'm currently doing. My creative flow just can't be pushed back and forth. I don't know, I guess it's just an artist thing.

Moving out of the “Outsider Folk Artist” realm – is kind of expensive. My overhead used to be damn near pennies. I used old house paint – which folks wanted to get rid of. I found wood and painted on it, and paid very little for cabinet doors. Using house paint – and really cheap craft paint – well, paintings took my time, but not my money to create. As I step up my look and feel vibe – I can no longer use cheap paint. I had no idea what a difference good, quality paint made. I buy all my wooden/canvases now – No more salvaged wood. Nothing but high end quality supplies.

I'd love for you to follow me on this journey of rediscovery. Your support is needed and will be appreciated.
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Pledge $2 or more per month
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Just a huge thank you xoxox
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After a year - you'll received a 13 x 19" print of your choosing.
Pledge $20 or more per month
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$20/mo for at least six months will receive two quality 13 x 19 in prints of your choosing.
Pledge $50 or more per month
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$50/mo for at least six months will receive four quality 13 x 19 in prints of your choosing
Pledge $100 or more per month
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$100/mo for at least six months will receive a 18x24 original piece of artwork of your choosing
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
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A one time donation of $1000 - will receive a 30x30 original piece of artwork of your choosing - or we could work out a commission.
Pledge $8,000 or more per month
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one time donation of $8000.00 will get you 5 Original paintings - 10 prints - and we'll work out the rest!
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Looking for a reliable vehicle to schlep artwork from here to there.  I'd like to start doing festivals - and need a comfortable, spacious vehicle to camp in - create in - and get around in!
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I've been looking for Freedom: Creative Freedom. Guess what? I found it! When I started painting - it was more about therapy than a masterpiece. And that was okay at the time. I needed those years to purge pain and learn. But now that I no longer have that biting depression to fuel my creative spark - I must reinvent myself. While the process has already started - my current clients miss the old Sherry Dooley artwork. I mourn those pieces myself at times...but I must move forward. As I move forward - faithful, wonderful clients of mine are slowly moving forward as well. This is to be expected.

It took years to cultivate that following. Years to nurture those relationships and friendships with my clients. It didn't happen over night. My evolving into new territory creatively, will also take time. Time for new clients to find me, time for me to really get that consistent vibe to my work, and time to play with my newfound freedom.

I've been making a living via my artwork for most of the last 15 years. Now I solely make my living off of my artwork. I cannot afford to take this break I need, this time I need and still pay the bills. I cannot go back, paint in my old style, then jump back into what I'm currently doing. My creative flow just can't be pushed back and forth. I don't know, I guess it's just an artist thing.

Moving out of the “Outsider Folk Artist” realm – is kind of expensive. My overhead used to be damn near pennies. I used old house paint – which folks wanted to get rid of. I found wood and painted on it, and paid very little for cabinet doors. Using house paint – and really cheap craft paint – well, paintings took my time, but not my money to create. As I step up my look and feel vibe – I can no longer use cheap paint. I had no idea what a difference good, quality paint made. I buy all my wooden/canvases now – No more salvaged wood. Nothing but high end quality supplies.

I'd love for you to follow me on this journey of rediscovery. Your support is needed and will be appreciated.

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Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
Just a huge thank you xoxox
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
After a year - you'll received a 13 x 19" print of your choosing.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
$20/mo for at least six months will receive two quality 13 x 19 in prints of your choosing.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
$50/mo for at least six months will receive four quality 13 x 19 in prints of your choosing
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
$100/mo for at least six months will receive a 18x24 original piece of artwork of your choosing
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
A one time donation of $1000 - will receive a 30x30 original piece of artwork of your choosing - or we could work out a commission.
Pledge $8,000 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
one time donation of $8000.00 will get you 5 Original paintings - 10 prints - and we'll work out the rest!