MAY-JUNE ARTIST OF THE MONTH: TERRI PETTY
For many people passionate about their pets the desire to memorialize them is how Terri Petty realizes her creative expression. It’s hard not to be attracted to these appealing creatures rendered in acrylics. Her ability to capture their individual personality is a special talent.
My interest in art began as a young girl but a successful 40 year career in nursing consumed all of my time,” explained Ms. Petty. “Appreciative of the great outdoors I would always comment on how I couldn't wait until retirement when I could capture the beauty in a painting. Immediately upon retirement, I picked up the brush again and am rekindling my passion with acrylics.”
As a pet lover, and dog owner, painting pet portraits was a natural fit. That coupled with a love of hiking provides “a lot of inspiration to improve on my landscapes, especially in our gorgeous state!”
She is currently working with fellow gallery member Sharon Elliott to create coaster sized tiles from their paintings, which are also sold in the gallery.
A member of High Country Art Gallery for three years her work will be featured throughout the month of June with a Gallery Reception scheduled for May 24 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. High Country is open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. More information is at www.highcountryart.com.