Artist Terry Peca

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Color, form, and beauty are all around. I strive for the elusive quality in art that captivates a viewer’s gaze and stimulates an emotional response. I aspire to compel a person to stop and cross a room to take a closer look, and to stifle an impulse to run their fingers across the surface of my paintings.
My palette knife and brush paintings are created with energy and emotion as I strive for impression rather than detailed representation. I create enough looseness for the viewer to project their own thoughts and experience onto the surface, but for most shapes to be essentially identifiable. The paintings shown here 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 have always appreciated the intensity, richness, and texture of oil paint and began studying and practicing palette knife oil painting a few years ago. I now paint with both brush and knife and often incorporate the use of cold wax for texture and unique effects. 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 drawing and painting with a variety of artists both in classes, individually, and online, 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:
North Country Arts 2018 Expressions 
North Country Arts [...]

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