Color, form, and beauty are all around. I strive for beauty and emotion in my art that captivates a viewer’s gaze and speaks to their heart. I aspire to compel a person to stop and cross a room to take a closer look. My palette knife and brush paintings are created with energy and emotion as I strive for impression and expression rather than detailed representation. My paintings submitted here attempt to capture the natural beauty, strength, and rhythm of the farmlands and structures of the Upper Hudson Region. I grew up in a farming family and the sight of rolling hills and expansive fields never fails to fill me with a nostalgic serenity. I hope some of that warmth and sentiment are reflected in my collection.
Terry Peca is a palette knife and brush oil painter who has studied under a variety of local and out-of-state award-winning artists/instructors. Although her journey as an artist began with pen and ink and watercolor, a few years ago she was drawn to the texture and depth of oil and has never turned back. She herself is award-winning and has exhibited in numerous local juried art shows. Her work is included in the Great American Paint In collection and has been purchased by a variety of local and national collectors. Her painting style is best classified as impressionistic/expressionistic and her subjects include the lakes, rivers, mountains, and small towns of the Adirondack Mountains, as well as the farmlands of the Upper Hudson region. She aspires to create strong compositions with energy, intensity, and contrast that captivate a viewer’s gaze and evoke an emotional response.