November 19, 2013

DEPARTURE Has Arrived: The New Work of Painter Jeffrey Terreson

                                         WINTER"S SPRING triptych, 73" x 144", Oil Wax on Maple Panel

There’s a new medium in town and Jeffrey Terreson can’t wait to unveil it. Renowned for his interpretive paintings of horses and abstracts, Terreson now takes us on a ride to a new place of invention, innovation and experimentation.
The paintings in DEPARTURE, his new show, features textures and sub-textures that may appear chaotic and in every color of the rainbow, but are dominated by a singular chromaticity. Take a look closer and what appears to be a ribbon of color is, literally, just that. The work has a flowing fabric feeling that will make the viewer want to touch it.  But more importantly, it captures the eye on an exciting visual journey that stops one from studying the medium and looking more at the color and the shapes. The pioneering texturing produced by mixing encaustic wax and oils creates intricate patterns on wood and steel panels that continue to show the artistic discipline and fine arts sensibility of Terreson’s work.
DEPARTURE includes “Winters Spring” (73’ x 144”), a triptych that brands the show with a colorful crescendo of medium that creates one- to two-inches of mesmerizing relief, demonstrating a maturity and dynamic use of texture. The technique flourishes in the freedom of discovery that is what brings such brilliance to Terreson’s new work that is an organic progression to what he has done in the past.
“You don’t need a brush to be a fine artist,” Terreson said. “I’m trying to continually find new ways of painting. There’s no formula and it’s invigorating. It’s in this freedom that I’m able to grow.
“I’m overwhelmed with excitement doing this show,” he continued. “I don’t know how it will be accepted, but I’m taking a chance as a departure from my earlier work. And if you don’t take a chance, you never move forward.”
 Born in Bronxville, New York in 1955, Terreson earned a four-year merit scholarship from Columbus College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in 1976 at the top of his class. Supporting himself as a commercial illustrator, his art was purchased by such companies as ABC, NBC, Mobil, IBM, National Geographic and Purina.  
Terreson eventually followed his passion to paint and continues to evolve as a fine artist.  His paintings can be found in more than 150 private collections, including Ralph Lauren and Joseph Abboud.
Other than being represented by Newbury Fine Arts in Boston, Jeffrey Terreson is a self-represented artist. For more information, please call 914.772.6570 or email Additional information is available at

DEPARTURE runs for three days, from Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1.
WHERE: Bedford Historical Hall (608 Old Post Road, Bedford, N.Y.)
WHEN: Opening Night Party - Friday, November 29 from 5:30- 10:00 p.m.
HOURS: Friday, 5:30 - 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Paintings range in size from 9” x 12” to 73” x 144” (High-resolution images available upon request)
MC/Visa and checks accepted

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