Location: United States
About the Artist
Iowa native, Terry Willis has been drawn to painting since 1974. In 1975, she joined the Navy and rendered landscapes and seascapes of duty stations on both coasts and in Iceland. Most of this early work has been sold and is no longeravailable. As a self taught artist, her style has evolved and progressed.
Terry located to Utah and the Colorado Plateau in 1980. Here she was moved by the rugged canyons, peace and solitude found in the wild canyons.
Working as a professional river guide, she shared these places with her clients, seeing first hand how a little desolation and solitude can change peoples lives.
Terry brings this passion for place to her paintings. Painting what she sees, she captures a
moment as light and shadow play across canyons, rivers and ridges. In each creation she strives to capture the feeling of being alone and at peace in an incredible but real place. Viewing her paintings is like a little respite in the wilderness.
Terry also sees her work as preserving a piece of remote, wild and little known landscapes. Many of her paintings are in areas under threat of development.
Terry works and plays in Price, Utah; living with her husband, two grandchildren and one large dog. Together they enjoy exploring the wild country of the Colorado Plateau and beyond.
Articles: Sun Advocate Jan 13 2009 Expanding Horizens; trek into big time
June 24 2009 Dino-Mine Play Groud Continues to grow
May 24 2007 Main Street Gallery photo
Commissions available many of the work listed in the sold section are commissioned pieces
Galleries Contemporary Design and Art-Michael Melik 127 South Main, SLC UT
Wohlers Art Gallery 8676 Sandy Ut
Gallery Shows-Jan-Feb 09 Utah Landscapes in 15 Styles Contemporay Art and Design
Jan -April 09 Price City Museum local Artists
October 09 Contemporary Art and Design SOLO Show
January 10 Contemporary Art and Design Landscape artists
October 11 Wohlers Gallery Selected Artists
Feb 12 Contemporary Art and Design “Beautiful Utah”
Face book page link Terry Willis-Willis Works Studio
These painting represent the last year of works I have done. They are from Utah's canyons, deserts and mountains. I try to reflect the vastness and solitude that one feels as you experience this wonderous country that many dismiss as no man's land.
oil on Board 11 x 14
Capturing the evening shawdows and dimishing light from Desolation Canyon on the Green River
Oil on Board 12 x 24
Another beautiful moment in time captured forever
Winter can create some fascinating sureal landscapres