Teri Jo McReynolds is inspired by local scenes, colorful memories, and Texas landscapes, Teri Jo McReynolds has enjoyed a thirty-five year career as a professional artist and art teacher.
Inspired by local scenes, colorful memories, and Texas landscapes, Teri Jo McReynolds has enjoyed a thirty-five year career as a professional artist and art teacher. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, as well as a Masters in Art Education. Her teaching career has contributed to her desire to explore new media applications, however she consistently returns to her first love – Oil painting. “I had always enjoyed the tactile qualities of working with clay, then I discovered painting and color, and now I incorporate the unique color qualities of light and dark combined with texture in my paintings. I love a variety of subjects, from still-life, to landscapes, to portraits.”
“Traveling is a passion for me; new places, and subject matter enliven my curiosity. I spend hours in museums around the world, studying great art from all ages.” I enjoy painting plein aire, because I like to be forced to make quick decisions, before the light and color changes. I was told that all the information one needs can be painted in 90 minutes, so now I try to show light patterns, color and shadows in 90 minutes, and make the final tweaks in my studio.”
Teri resides in the Texas hill country with her husband and 2 golden doodle ‘children’ Tucker and Daisy.