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Terrece Beesley

"My brother says that I paint because I throw like a girl and I had no future in the major leagues. But I think I paint because there is still a small child inside me saying, 'Look what I can do.'"

Terrece Beesley is fascinated by scenes we are familiar with and most often ignore, the icons of our daily life. The objects in her paintings speak volumes about our culture. The still life paintings are messy tabletops where fruit, flowers, and crystal coexist with comic strips, postcards, and popsicles. Terrece uses watercolors to show the ordinary and extraordinary things in life in a new light.

Beesley's paintings reveal very few flat washes. She prefers to mix colors on the paper and use spontaneous brushstrokes to give her paintings rhythm and energy, often using the entire side of her brush to push color across the paper. These brushstrokes add a loose quality to what would otherwise be extremely realistic paintings.

Beesley earned a B.F.A. in painting and textile design from Utah State University. A successful career followed in product design, publishing, and computer animation. Since 2000 she has concentrated on watercolor paintings while working with the Utah Arts Council's Artist in Residence program, and giving watercolor seminars to high school and elementary students at Weber State University.

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Rough Water
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 2,950
$ 2,507.50
A Light in the Forest
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 800
$ 680
Taking Flight
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 700
$ 595
Grapes on the Vine
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Hanalei Bay
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Regal Egret
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Let's Dance
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 700
$ 595
Vibrant Blooms
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Visiting Teachers
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Funhouse Mirror
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Victorian Bondage
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 1,750
$ 1,487.50
Neighborhood Watch
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Summer Song
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 1,000
$ 850
Granny Squares
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Paper Roses
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 800
$ 680
Freshly Cut
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Night Owls
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Winter Perk
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Gumballs Galore
Watercolor Painting
by Terrece Beesley
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Silent Witness
Giclee Print
by Terrece Beesley
$ 150
$ 127.50
White Lilacs
Giclee Print
by Terrece Beesley
$ 150
$ 127.50
Pike Place Market
Giclee Print
by Terrece Beesley
$ 150
$ 127.50
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
85th Annual Spring Salon Award of Merit, Springville, Utah, Springville Museum of Art, 2010
35th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Show, Salt Lake City, UT, Cultural Celebration Center, 2010
Utah Watercolor Society Spring Open Exhibition, Award of Merit, Salt Lake City, UT, Schorr Gallery, 2010
Solo Exhibition, Ogden, UT, Gallery at Union Station, 2011
Spring Exhibition Best of Show, Salt Lake City, UT, Utah Watercolor Society, 2012
'Strong Women' Group Show, Salt Lake City, UT, Art Access Gallery, 2014
Annual Juried Exhibiton, Dallas Texas, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies , 2013