Name

Terri deNatale tdenatale@yahoo.com

About

My latest body of work is a suite of landscapes.  Growing up in a remote area of Northeastern Minnesota, Lutsen on the North Shore of Lake Superior I was provided a unique opportunity for exploration of the north woods and the vast number of fresh water lakes.  My love of the outdoors was nurtured.  I was able to attend painting courses in the artist rich neighboring community of Grand Marais, Minnesota.  Living in Maine awards some of the same findings.  I am able to express this love through my paintings using a range of textures which include rice paper and different types of grounds, combination of colors and mediums where the viewer may become involved emotionally as I do with nature.  The range of mediums and techniques keep me excited and involved.  Encaustic and watercolor are especially exciting.  At times, I am able to start a painting not knowing what it will become and extract ideas through the various movements the pigment presents to me.  Some paintings are done “en plein air” where I attempt to capture the mood through careful observation of nature, while other paintings are derived after sketching on site and then returning to my studio to paint.  Many paintings are started in sub-zero degree weather which permeates the paper and lends a unique effect and direction for that particular painting.  Live models and live situations are the most intriguing however with the use of digital photography and computer software programs, I am able to manipulate an image to my liking and paint what is most interesting.

Education

B.F.A. in Fine Arts

The University of Maine, Orono, Orono, Maine

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa Society, Summa Cum Laude The University of Maine

Specialties

  • Portraits
  • Landscapes
  • Floral
  • Animal Portraits
  • Oil
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic
  • Encaustic