Artist Terry Peca

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.terrypeca.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $150.00 - $800.00
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Color, form, and beauty are all around. My palette knife and brush paintings are created with energy and emotion as I aim for impression rather than detailed representation. The paintings shown on my website are a collection of waterscapes, landscapes, and street scenes inspired by the lakes, rivers, trees, mountains and small towns of the Adirondack region. I have tried to capture the essence and vastness of the mountain landscape and the kaleidoscopic beauty of the seasons.
I started drawing as a young child and have never stopped. I painted murals on my childhood bedroom walls. I spent my college Saturdays sketching nude figures. I loved drawing in pencil and pen and ink. I sought to create simple, captivating designs with the fewest number of strokes. Inspired by a variety of artists, I began adding washes and watercolor to my pen and ink drawings. 
The intensity, richness, and texture of oil paint has always impressed me and I began studying and practicing palette knife oil painting a few years ago. More recently I incorporated brush work into my paintings.  Oil allows me to express myself in a completely different way compared to the softness and fluidity of watercolor. I continue to develop my own framework for approaching complex subjects and creating dynamic and bold compositions with interest, light, and contrast.
I have studied, and continue to study, under a number and variety of established, award-winning, and inspired artists, including Ann Larsen, Mary Bentz Gilkerson, Rita DiCaprio, Bernard Dellario, Anne Diggory, Russ McMahon, and Tom Ryan.  In addition, I participate in live figure drawing classes at Saratoga Arts Center.
List of Selected Exhibits:
The Great American Paint In 2020
North Country Arts 2018 Expressions 
North Country Arts 2019 Expressions, 3rd place
Landscapes for Land Sake 2018
Landscapes for Land Sake 2019
Landscapes for Land Sake 2020
Landscapes for Land Sake 2021
Art in the Work [...]

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