Sherrie Lovler learned calligraphy in high school and has given workshops in lettering and related topics since she was 22. She has taught at several international calligraphy conferences, Ghost Ranch, Letters California Style, various museums, art centers and guilds, as well as accredited classes at Northern Arizona University. Sherrie holds a BA in Studio Art, yet considers her two most important teachers to be Hermann Zapf who taught her precision in lettering, and Dick Beasley who taught her the freedom of abstract painting. Her work has been published in The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering and in journals including Letter Arts Review (annual juried issues), Bound & Lettered, and Alphabet. Sherrie is the author, illustrator and designer of On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy, which won a gold medal for Most Outstanding Book Design from Independent Publishers Book Awards (2016). She exhibits her art regularly and loves teaching and inspiring her students to take creative leaps. Sherrie’s calligraphic paintings and poems can be seen at