About the Artist
painting “for the joy of it” for most of her life, Terry Sauvé moved to
San Francisco in 1996 to train formally at the Academy of Art College.
Here she studied with some of the area’s best painters including Brian
Blood, Craig Nelson, William Maughn and Randall Sexton.
Today she focuses on painting the landscape. Feeling a deep connection
with nature, she is inspired by the natural light falling over a
scene. Capturing this magical quality of light is one focus of her
paintings, as is “pushing” the color found in nature to enhance the
painting. Her method includes taking photographs, making sketches and
occasional color studies on location. From these references she works on
larger finished paintings in her studio. Here, she transmits what she
has absorbed from studying color and light in nature into her paintings.
In a world in transition, Terry's luminous
landscapes connect the viewer with something both ephemeral as well as
transcendent. Her images are archetypal--hitting with a deep emotional
impact, creating a sense of harmony and balance. Living close to nature
in Northern California, she paints the places she loves most.
Terry’s work was selected for inclusion in the
“Paint the Parks2007 Mini Top 50”, a national honor. Her prize-winning
work was included in the Academy of Art’s Annual Spring Show for four
consecutive years and published in the “New Fillmore” monthly newspaper
You can find her work at the following galleries:
Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncan Mills, CA(beginning March 2013); Fine
Art Etc., Sausalito, CA; Loggia Showroom, San Francisco, CA; and Illahe
Gallery, Ashland, OR.
Terry resides in Sonoma County with her husband,
Paul Scheffert and her son, David