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Terry Chacon

Terry is from Redlands, CA and an international award-winning artist. Terry’s artwork is in private collections in over 20 countries. She is an avid plein air artist and paints weekly on location whether it be the beautiful California coast, inland deserts or the beautiful Southwest landscapes of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. She does commission pet portraits in her studio and is noted for her Dog Show Scenes. She has had the privilege of having two featured artist exhibits of her Dog Show Scenes at the American Kennel Club Dog Museum in St. Louis, 2015 and 2017.

Terry, one of the founding members of the Plein Air Artists of Riverside and served as president, is a member of the American Impressionist Society, the Afghan Hound Club of America, Afghan Hound Club of California, and Santa Barbara Kennel Club. Influenced by impressionistic style paintings like those of Monet, Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche, she sought out to learn a style of painting that would enhance her abilities by adding color and light to her subjects not only in her studio but on location as well. Capturing the light is the most important part of her paintings. “Painting in plein air has given me a new way to see light and capture it in my paintings. The challenge is to capture it quickly, as it doesn’t wait for you.” You can see more of Terry’s plein air art and studio work on her website at

Terry has won many plein air awards at different events around the southwest. Moab, Artist Choice Award 2018, Escalante People’s Choice award 2017, Idyllwild Plein Air Best of Show 2017, PAPNM 2016 Oil honors award, Escalante paint out 2015 Oil category award, New Mexico Members Plein Air Exhibit 2014 Best use of Color, Mountain Arts Plein Air event and several awards with the Plein Air Artists of Riverside.
Terry’s work has been exhibited in Gallery 224 in New York City, HS Hanna Gallery Fredericksburg, Texas, and she is represented by Montecito Frame and Art Gallery, Montecito, Ca., Catalina Art Gallery, Avalon, Ca., and her bronze sculpture is represented by Heritage Bronze, Hesperia, Ca.

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