KAREN TERRY

contemporary fine artist

Artist Statement

I find inspiration in simple natural images. As we, ourselves, are natural systems and embody nature, I paint what I take in of the natural world; what I hold, become - and release.

The painting techniques that I use enable me to work with form and energy to create low light images of the environment without the use of hard lines. My images tap into visual and sensory memory and a universality that extends beyond my own experience.

My exploration of space and form, of ambiance and energy, primarily includes use of sumi ink and acrylic painting mediums.

I am thankful for the support of family and loved ones, and for all the opportunities I have had.

This morning, leaving late

A nice sense of quietness -

A chill, with bird song

Training and Influences

Experience includes classical studies and creative process work:

  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Thomas Edison State University, BA, Art Focus
  • Timothy Hawkesworth, Life Drawing
  • Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way
  • Aviva Gold, Painting from the Source
  • Meriel Hoare Gold, Drawn Home
  • Open Studio Life Drawing
  • Gabrielle Roth/ Jonathan Horan, 5 Rhythms Movement Practice
  • Life unfolding


Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you like my work.

May you be moved. May you be danced. May you always find your way back to stillness.