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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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