Experimental Fine Artist Painter Jeffrey Terreson Moves to Main Street (Sponsored)

Jeffrey Terreson is classified as a fine artist. One look at the deeply sourced lighting in his horse paintings in his Equus collection, and you know you are standing in the light of a master painter. Further inspection of the paint reveals layers and layers of textures of not just paint, but maybe sand, wax or other mediums that Terreson experiments with, which he then carves into to reveal tiers of visions applied earlier to the canvas to create the impressionistic effect.

This painting you need to experience in person. Jeffrey Terreson's Beacon gallery is at 475 Main St.

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

Terreson was a born artist, his talents being revealed in
kindergarten, and rewarded at the collegiate level with a four-year
Merit Scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design. In his earlier years twenty years ago, national magazines such as Time and Newsweek published his fine art. Private collectors, including Ralph Lauren and Joseph
Abboud, purchased or commissioned his paintings, encouraging him to
challenge himself to stretch the ways he translates what he sees onto canvas.

Shadowy and beautiful.

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

“You don’t need a brush to be a fine artist,” Terreson says. “Painting can be done in so many exciting ways of creating; why limit it to a brush?"
Terreson can be seen using a
blowtorch to further melt the painting, or carve into it with other
tools. Terreson uses oil paint as a base of much of his work, and like other artists we have covered, is known for mixing other textures into the oil foundation.

Terreson is new in Beacon, but established in the professional illustration world, in Westchester and entering the gallery world in New York and the Hamptons. In the past two years (2014 and 2015), seven of nine of Terreson's museum entries were accepted. Juried by Eva Respini, a curator of MoMA, Terreson’s "Driven" was included in the Katonah Museum of Art as part of their "Line to Cone" exhibition. In addition, six of his entries were accepted into the Hammond Museum curated by David McFadden, Chief Curator and Vice President for Programs and Collections at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. In December 2015, Jeffrey was asked to donate to the collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut.

Like all artists who work for hire, it can take a while before the work of passion takes the lead. After years of experimentation, Terreson is devoting his career to showing his work, in addition to making commissioned work. One of Terreson's mottos leads the way of his work: "If you don’t take a chance, you
never move forward."

What would you make of these colors, and the details up close? Come in to the gallery to see for yourself.

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

Mixed media in Terreson's paintings.

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

Please welcome Jeffrey Terreson on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at his opening at 475 Main Street from 6 to 9pm. His new home in Beacon is the former Back Room Gallery, where he has been working for weeks to set up this show. Be sure to notice his new shingle, and newly painted storefront! If you are reading this after the party, his gallery is now open for walk-in viewing.

We caught him last night as power drills and ladders were scattered in various parts of the room, paintings still being hung and leveled on the walls. In the hours leading up to his opening night, Terreson is moving his studio from Westchester to Beacon, where he will be painting in the back of the gallery. His works average 8-10 feet tall, so watching him paint these oversize canvases is a sight in and of itself.

Because I love behind-the-scenes shots, and because I love power drills, here are a few photos of the setup on the eve of the Thursday, June 23rd opening. Hope to see you tonight at the opening! And every day after that, peeking into the windows or walking in to take a look around.

The window paper is down... Come on in!

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

All level.

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

This ladder has since come down, and the horse paintings from Terreson's "Equus" collection have gone up.

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

Another ladder that has since come down! Ready for you to enter the room

behind it, where several paintings from Terreson's collections hang.

Photo Credit: Katie Hellmuth Martin

Also see our previous article that went deep into the back rooms of this gallery, showing you the bones of this building that you've not seen before.

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