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Sherry Lutz Wooley
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Sherry Lutz Wooley


Bachelors Degree, Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas - Education and Art
Master of Arts, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Oil Painters of America
Texas Outdoor Painters Society
New Braunfels Art League Gallery
Austin, TX Plein Air Society
American Impressionists

Exhibitions and Galleries:

Estes Park CO Plein Air Show
New Braunfels Art League Gallery
Mustang Island Art Gallery, Port Aransas, TX
Country Store Gallery, Austin, TX
Roy Simpson's Gallery, Wimberley, TX
Hampe House & Cactus Jacks, Gruene, TX

Originated and implemented:

Art Cottage, working studios and Gallery, Huisache
Annual Paint Out in Gruene, Texas, "Paint the Town Gruene"
Hill Country Plein Air Painters (“HCPAP”)
Courtyard, New Braunfels, TX
Teach:   Oil Classes for Beginners

Plein Air Destinations:

Big Bend, TX
Paris, France
Frio River, Leakey, TX
Rockport and Port Aransas, TX
Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
Estes Park, CO
Monterey/Carmel, CA
Akumal, Mexico
Abiquiu and Taos, NM
Guadalupe River, TX (My Big Backyard)
Tuscany, Italy
Catalina Island, CA

Artist’s Statement
After many years of working as an educator in the public school systems (mostly teaching science or math), as well as starting business enterprises, such as Whimsical Walls (murals), I settled in to the world of Plein Air painting.   I have to laugh when I think back , as I joined these types of painting groups due to the fact that I didn’t have room to set up an easel in my own home, in Austin, TX, where we were raising three lovely children and their oodles of friends and relatives.  As a result, I quickly adhered to this style of painting where you could simply set up outdoors.  It required no studio‚Ķas Nature became my studio; however, it was not all that simple as your goal becomes “to chase the light,”  i.e., to capture a scene before you lose the lights and shadows that you started with.   I took many workshops and classes from Master Artists and traveled to some wonderful places to totally immerse in this style of painting.

Although, I still go on Plein Air trips and still enjoy getting close and personal with nature , I have found a new stage in my art career by joining with three friends to found the Art Cottage, a gallery and working studio here in New Braunfels, TX.  We have created a truly magical place where we can display our work as well as each have an easel set up to work while guests come and go.  I feel truly blessed to finally have this place where I can continue to use the talent that God bestowed upon me, while I also help others learn how to unearth their talent, by teaching classes.  Come by and watch us work. 

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