Terrece Beesley

I am fascinated by scenes we are familiar with and most often ignore. The people, places and objects in my paintings speak volumes about our culture. In my world, landscapes become busy street scenes, and flowers co-exist with comic strips, coffee cups, postcards and popsicles. 

My working process starts by photographing my subject numerous times from different angles, usually combining several photos for my final painting. I enjoy looking intently at my subject matter, striving for the correct perspective, attitude, or tiny reflection that will bring it to life. Then I throw away the photograph and concentrate on the painting itself. 

My watercolor paintings reveal very few flat washes. I prefer to mix colors on the paper and use brush strokes to give my work rhythm and energy - many brush strokes! These brushstrokes add a loose quality to what would otherwise be extremely realistic paintings.

I am very proud that my painting was chosen for an Award of Merit in the Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art. I am a signature member of both the Utah Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

 

Artwork: 
DAYLILIES DANCING 11"x15" watercolor, $450
RIVER DANCE 14"x11" watercolor, $375
FLIGHTS OF FANCY 16"x20" watercolor $900
LEAP OF FAITH 18"x11" watercolor, $595
I WANNA BE A MERMAID 16"x20" watercolor, $900
LILACS 13"x20" watercolor, $750
JACKSON TRIO
ROUGH WATER 20"x30" watercolor $1500
GATHERING PLACE 11"x18" watercolor, $650
MEETING AT THE FEED STORE 16"x22" watercolor, $950
BRIDGE OF SIGHS  5"x7" watercolor on Aqua Bord, $125
DANCING IN THE PIAZZA 22"x30" watercolor $1950
FLOATING CITY  19"x25" watercolor $1450
CANYONLANDS 5"x7" watercolor on Aqua Bord, $125
STROLLING AFTER HOURS 14"x20" watercolor $795
LOOKING WEST 12"x12" watercolor on Aqua Bord, $375