Backstory

Survived art school, University of Arizona. Worked as paste-up artist. Working nights tough to do. Back to school, University of Arizona, got a degree in marketing.  Freelance graphics and illustration by night, marketing and advertising magic for retail by day.  Added teaching into the mix. Added plein air painting to the mix. Adventures continue. More to come.

Biography:

TERRI GAY 

  • Primary interest in plein air watercolors and graphic media (pen, pencil)
  • Focus on representational landscape and architectural subjects
  • Professional illustrator in digital and traditional media
  • Instructor, Drawing Fundamentals and Perspective for Artists
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson 

Exhibits

  • Tucson Plein Air Painters Society 2015 “Art Notes” Show, second place award
  • Bisbee, Arizona, Plein Air Festival, second place award, 2015
  • Agua Caliente Pima County Parks Paint Out Show, 2012, 2013
  • Bisbee, Arizona, Garden Tour/Plein Air Paint Out & Exhibit, 2012
  • 2011 Painters of the American West, Juried, Ventana Medical Systems
  • Paint in the Park, Tohono Chul Park, 2011
  • American Women Artists scholarship recipient, 2012 Master Class and Desert Museum Paint Out, Tucson, Arizona 

Memberships

  • Associate Member, Tucson Plein Air Painters Society; Paint Out Chairperson
  • Member, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild