Terry Teague Meyer has been painting for seven years and studied with Stanley Harris and Ginger Cook in the Houston area. Terry’s work placed in both the Tomball Art League and The Woodlands Art League spring judged shows in 2013. Qualifying pieces went on to the Lone Star Art League Convention that same year. Terry received first place in the CAGO February 2014 competition, theme Animals. Terry has had work exhibited at the Barbara Bush Library in Spring and the Avant Garden Gallery in The Woodlands (Houston area) and at Art C’s Gallery in Somerville, Texas. Terry enjoys experimenting with unexpected colors and abstract backgrounds. Terry primarily uses acrylic paint, but will often add textural media.
Terry’s art philosophy took shape when she visited South Africa in 2012. Seeing animals in the wild, Terry felt spiritually close to them. Working from her husband’s photographs, Terry experimented with different animal shapes and pairs, with abstract backgrounds and both natural and fauve colors. Some animals inspire Terry to portray them in a very realistic approach as others inspire more abstraction and experimentation methods. Terry is drawn to all birds, fish and plants also. Terry says that birds come with their own fauve colors. And underwater subjects offer opportunities to play with pouring and texturing media. Terry occasionally paints landscapes and plants, but it is the animal world which has captured her attention as an artist. Terry is most happy when the viewer and she can look in the face of one of her animals and see life looking back.