Color/Texture/Light: Terri Burris

This month we are showcasing the work of L.A. based painter, Terri Burris. Her pieces are featured throughout a home that just hit the market at 12000 Marine Dr., L.A. CA 90066 //

Terri Burris developed her interest in art at an early age, under the magical guidance of a neighbor who became her first teacher. They spent many hours together, rooting Terri's visions in childhood inspiration for a lifetime. Bolstered in an extensive career in textile, graphic and ceramic design, she returned to her first and greatest love of painting. She intertwines her love of nature, abstraction and design in each of her atmospheric pieces.

Terri paints from focused perspectives of the natural world, filtered and infused with memory and nostalgia. Her palettes emerge directly from her intimate observations of life's minute details. She is inspired by nature, the character of the weather, faith, music and her family. Terri's stunning use of color creates subtle layers of imagery, which is unique to each subject. The textured, moody and poetic pieces incorporate crystallized collage fragments to provoke each individuals own thoughts, feelings, memories and imagination.

Terri is a recipient of the Women Painters West, Imagination Award. She has exhibited at SKGallery in Venice, CA; Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA; Long Beach Arts in Long Beach, CA; Fred Segal in Santa Monica, CA; Finegood Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Don O'Melvney Gallery in West Hollywood, CA, University Gallery in Seattle, WA; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental and Sales Gallery, L.A., CA, among others. She studied at El Camino College and Palomar College in Southern California. She has also studied painting under the direction of Ilana Bloch in Culver City, CA. Terri is currently a published artist represented by Third and Wall Art Group in Seattle, WA, prior to that she was represented by Winn Devon Art Group in Richmond, BC, Canada. Her paintings and prints continue to sell throughout the world.

Terri lives in her native Los Angeles with her greatest inspirations... her husband and son.