Terry Sauvé San Francisco Bay Area Landscape Artist
About the Artist
After painting “for the joy of it” for most of her life, Terry Sauvé moved to San Francisco in 1996 to train formally at the Academy of Art College. Here she studied with some of the area’s best painters including Brian Blood, Craig Nelson, William Maughn and Randall Sexton.
Today she focuses on painting the landscape. Feeling a deep connection with nature, she is inspired by the natural light falling over a scene. Capturing this magical quality of light is one focus of her paintings, as is “pushing” the color found in nature to enhance the painting. Her method includes taking photographs, making sketches and occasional color studies on location. From these references she works on larger finished paintings in her studio. Here, she transmits what she has absorbed from studying color and light in nature into her paintings.
In a world in transition, Terry's luminous landscapes connect the viewer with something both ephemeral as well as transcendent. Her images are archetypal--hitting with a deep emotional impact, creating a sense of harmony and balance. Living close to nature in Northern California, she paints the places she loves most.
Terry’s work was selected for inclusion in the “Paint the Parks2007 Mini Top 50”, a national honor. Her prize-winning work was included in the Academy of Art’s Annual Spring Show for four consecutive years and published in the “New Fillmore” monthly newspaper (Oct. 2002).
You can find her work at the following galleries: Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncan Mills, CA(beginning March 2013); Fine Art Etc., Sausalito, CA; Loggia Showroom, San Francisco, CA; and Illahe Gallery, Ashland, OR.
Terry resides in Sonoma County with her husband, Paul Scheffert and her son, David