Name: Jennifer Terry
Business Name: Jenny Terry Fine Art
Art Media: Encaustic
Art Form: Painting
Artist History: About the Artist: I've been painting and drawing ever since I was a little girl. I remember when mom enrolled me into an oil painting class when I was in 1st grade. I never stopped. I graduated from Art center college of design in Pasadena with a Bachelor of Arts degree in illustration with honors in 1989. I still enjoy creating art every day of my life. I love being versatile. I love and work with all types of mediums. When I'm not painting I volunteer my time teaching art to elementary school children. Children have a natural love for art like no other and it's a joy to teach to them.
Artist Statement: I love rich, vibrant colors, and the organic shapes in nature. I love having fun with different patterns. I love twisting reality just enough to make the real unreal. Many of the paintings are of the scenery in and about Park City and Summit County. When I take a walk in a natural setting I 'see' the painting before I paint it. My paintings take a long time to produce but I enjoy the process. It's not a race. I know when I'm finished with a painting when I love it.
Beeswax based paint is a versatile and dimensional medium. I have embedded a variety of materials into the wax including coins, leaves, paper, metal, beads, wire, paper and fiber. These paintings are highly textured and full of fun detail.