Our latest Welcome To Sanford Artist of the Week is Rachel Terry.
An Indiana native, Rachel is a Sanford resident and a member of the Sanford Brush & Palette Club, who utilizes a wide range of textures, colors and mediums to share her artistic vision. Her work has been displayed in galleries, businesses, charity auctions and private residences throughout her career. Rachel likes to begin her creative process by centering herself on sources of inspiration, reflection and emotion.
This becomes a positive starting point for the work ahead of her. In describing her artistry, Rachel comments “I find my greatest freedom of expression through creating, especially with paint. I am fascinated by textures and colors… being able to touch everything and looking closely at how colors layer and intermingle. The world is a beautiful and amazing place! Beauty can be found in the most simple and mundane things. You just have to see it. These things inspire my work as I explore color and texture in different mediums. I never want to lose that wonder and hope to encourage others to see it as well.”
For a time, Rachel found her wide range of interests to be a source of internal pressure … feeling the need to narrow down her focus and areas of specialization.
Over time, Rachel has come to embrace her curiosity and love of experimentation. She’s learned to test her limits and enjoy the benefits of not being fenced in creatively. The proof of Rachel’s diversity can be seen on her website and in her social media posts.
Rachel’s preferred painting mediums include acrylic, alcohol ink, mixed media, oil and watercolor. Beyond her brushwork, Rachel also creates beautiful scarves and stylish broaches. Her social media posts also include examples of Rachel’s sketch work, eco-printed papers and photography, as well as video samples of her work.
Rachel’s originals and archival prints are available for sale at her website, www.RachelTerryArt.com. She is also available for commissioned work and collaborations. She can be reached at Rachel@RachelTerryArt.com. You can also follow Rachel on Facebook and Instagram.
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Artist of the Week is a feature that is devoted to Sanford’s dynamic arts community and the hundreds of talented individuals who are a part of it. Painters — potters — performing artists — musicians and much more! If you, or someone you know, is deserving of recognition, please click here, or on the Artist of Week badge and fill out a nomination document.