Surreal Portrait Artist
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Terie’s Imaginarium is the place to go for custom artwork.
Mys Terie is a portrait artist with a twist. She takes the mundane family portrait
Adds her magic and transforms the entire scene into a world of pure imagination.
Her work reanimates the whole portrait painting genre forming a bridge to the present
with fresh insight and imagery.
Close pets and family members are reinterpreted in lush and magical environments
inhabited by figures of folklore, forming the nexus between reality and fantasy.
Then with meticulous attention to detail, she incorporates personal elements or heirlooms
Achieving a timeless work of art for everyone to enjoy
Come visit me where things are always fluid and ever-changing
Draw what you see, even if it doesn't seem right.
Because when you step back it is the small imperfections that make a piece perfect.
With a bit of surreal and a whole lot of color, Terie creates stunning art,
Capturing breathtaking moments in our imagination.
“There is a lot to grab on to out there;
I say grab as much as you can and
have the ride of your life."
In the short period, since coming out in 2016, she has become an award-winning artist.
2020 CPSA “28th Annual International Exhibition” Tampa Bay FL
2019 San Diego County Fair “Fine Art Exhibition” S.D. CA
2018 San Diego Art Institute “C-Note Juried Art Sale” S.D. CA
2017 Ashton Gallery 30th St. “Orange the New Black” S.D. CA
2017 San Diego County Fair “Small Works” S.D. CA
2017 San Diego County Fair “Fine Art Exhibition” S.D. CA
2017 Fallbrook Avocado Festival “Art of the Avocado” Fallbrook CA
2016 S.D County Archaeological Society “Celebrating the Art in Archaeology” S.D. CA
Member of: Colored Pencil Society of America. SD Visual Arts Network. California Center for the Arts.
" What are we but a compiled archive of experiences and emotions.
Lets us share ourselves with art and rekindle what makes us human."
Julian Ca. 92036
My world is full of color,
I can not imagine it any other way.
About the Artist
A used magazine, "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross," drew her to the world of art. Terie is the fourth child of nine and grew up with her family in the southern San Joaquin valley as an agriculture migrant worker. Although she tried very hard working the fields, all she really wanted to do was draw the landscape she saw around her. Her parents thought art was a waste of time; instead, they pushed her towards learning "something useful." That did not stop her; She was persistent and at the age of 10 her parents purchased her first set of art materials for her birthday.
Trying to be an artist around six brothers and two sisters was not an easy task. Terie describes a time in her childhood when having no easel, she was drying a painting on her bed when one of her brothers unexpectedly rushes in, sits on the bed and leans back on the painting. Although she was upset, she joined in as the whole family laughed at the perfect copy of the painting on her brother’s white shirt. At the age of 12, she won her first Art Contest at the Regional Level. She did art at every opportunity, becoming her Art teacher’s favorite student in junior High. In 1980 she moved to San Francisco.
While in College she managed to sneaked into advanced Art classes.
In 2005, she quit her nine to five and began to pick up commission work in the back country of San Diego. In Ramona, she created Murals for Schwaesdall Winery and wine labels for Eagle's Nest. In Santa Ysabel, she gave Dudley's Bakery a face lift with new signage. If you have been to Don's Market, you can find your way with her floor to ceiling area map right outside the store and her area map across the way at Red Hawk Realty. In Julian, her mural on the side of the barn at The Farmhouse Inn welcomes you with an old-style apple label.
In 2012 life took a turn and she went on a walkabout, four years through the South West and Hawaii. With no surprise, ending right back in San Diego. Now with all those experiences whirling in her head, the determination to think, breath and be Art, she invites you to join her in her world of pure imagination.
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