A native Calfornian, Terri grew up in the South Bay Area and attended The Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She has been working with pastels since 1987 both in her studio and en plein air. Her emphasis is on the landscape, often including architectural elements...bridges, barns, fences, spires. She travels frequently to paint and teach throughout the US and abroad. Her paintings are primarily representational/impressionism. Some more loosely rendered than others. She has been a frequent award winner at the Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Event. Her works have been published widely in Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, Pratique des Artes and others.
"A single swash of light can inspire me. I feel I have barely scratched the surface of the potential of pastels. My interest lies in creating paintings that reflect the extraordinary character within the ordinary."
Terri's memberships include
IAPS - Eminent Pastelist
Pastel Society of America - Master Pastelist
Pastel Society of the West Coast - Distinguished Pastelist
Pastel Society of New Mexico - Distinguished Member
Sierra Pastel Society - Signature Member
California Art Club Artist Member
"Terri's work reflects her keen sense of observation. Light and shadows weaving across a tapestry of textures and vibrant colors are a trademark of this outstanding artist."
Michael Dancer
"...the secret to beautiful work lies to a great extent in truth and sincere sentiment."
Vincent Van Gogh
Terri has won
numerous awards.
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About Terri Ford PSA, PSWC-DP, PSNM, SPS
Awards & Exhibits