We welcome a very talented artist to the Tasting Room this month…
TERRY ANDERSON – BIO
I discovered my love for art while taking a class in high scool. I remember starting out sketching portraits of pets and people and covering an entire wall in my bedroom. While I really wanted to pursue the arts, I started working and remained behind a desk for 33 years. During that time, I would sketch portraits for friends, but nothing serious.
I moved from Toledo, Ohio to San Diego in 1982. My love for photography proved to be a catalyst in getting back into painting and drawing. I attended USCD and earned a certificate in Marketing Management in 1989. I married my husband, John, in 1994 and we currently live in Rancho Bernardo. I retired from the “desk job” in 2000 and remember getting an easel and paints for Christmas. That was all I needed to get going.
I soon began studying art and taking classes, working to develop my portfolio. I consider myself a realist and I enjoy experimenting with different styles and mediums as I go along. These include watercolor, acrylic, aqua-oils, oil pastels and scratchboard art. I especially enjoy painting ocean scenes, palm trees or anything Hawaiian. I still consider myself a “work in progress.”
More recently, I have been painting abstracts in oil and acrylic. Several years ago, I teamed up with fellow artist, Marlene Levitt, to create Temáre abstracts. Most often an artist’s signature style is created by one individual; however, Temáre is an unusual exception. We paint together on one canvas in a style that is completely removed from our individual bodies of work.
You can often find my artwork on display locally, or visit my websites anytime. I am available for consultations for office art décor and have the capability of manipulating color and size on almost any painting to produce a custom Giclée print. Also, I’ve been doing photographs on canvas which is a very contemporary way to decorate. Check out the botanicals online to get an idea of what is available in that medium.
I enjoy sharing my artwork with my family and friends, and I am blessed to be able to pursue my passion. To quote Van Gogh, “ I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.”