Terrece Beesley, member of Art at the Main lie
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 subjects 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 a signature member of both the
Utah Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

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Old Friends
Manhattan Mayhem
Snow Bunnies
Pike Place
Granny Squares

Ice Cream Melting
Bargain Shopper
Gumballs Galore
Visiting Teachers
Dance Like No One is Watching