I am fortunate to live along the incredibly beautiful coastline of Northern California. It provides spectacular views in all directions and feeds my soul and influences my artful spirit. I have experimented with a lot of different mediums, always searching for something that expands my knowledge. When I was introduced to encaustic painting, I was immediately hooked and knew I wanted to pursue it. I have become very passionate about the medium. The desire to share the tools and techniques that I love was the catalyst to begin teaching workshops out of my home studio. I think it’s really important to have a community of artists, where we can create together and share ideas in a positive way. I love to see the light in someone’s eyes when they first see the possibilities of experimentation and discovery with encaustics. 


Encaustic painting is a technique using paint made from melted beeswax combined with color pigments. It is one of the oldest art forms, having been around for thousands of years and used by the Ancient Greeks. The medium is remarkably unique for its layering techniques allowing artists like Terry to embed photos, drawings and more into pieces, as well as incorporate oil paints, water colors, stencils, stamps, and fiber arts.

The road to becoming a professional artist was a long one for Terry.  She worked in the medical field for 30 years, lost her spouse, raised two daughters and owned a successful art gallery in Pleasanton, CA for 21 years. She sold her business seven years ago and has since made a name for herself as an artist but also as a teacher of the encaustic method. She leads monthly workshops out of her home studio, as well as offers weekly time slots for students to practice. Terry's beautiful and engaging work can be seen in private collections nationwide and in juried exhibitions throughout Northern California. 

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