Welcome to the website of International Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon
"To be an artist, is to dream the unknown." Terry d. Chacon
Terry is from Redlands, California and a national award-winning artist. Terry's artwork is in private collections in over 20 countries. She continues to sculpt in ceramic and bronze, designs jewelry in precious metal and paints commission pet portraits in her studio.
She began her love for art as a young girl working in ceramics with her mother who also loved creating art. Art has always been a part of Terry’s life. As a breeder of top winning Afghan Hounds for over 40 years, her dogs have been her inspiration in her paintings and her sculptures. She interjects whimsical qualities in her artwork, capturing the spirit and the almost human like qualities of her animals in real life situations.
Terry is an avid plein air artist and has won many awards throughout the Southwest participating in sometimes week long events. Fascinated with impressionistic style paintings like those of Monet, she sought to learn a style of painting that would enhance her abilities by adding color and light to her subjects not only in her studio but on location as well. Capturing the light is the most important part of her paintings. "Painting in plein air has given me a new way to see light on my subjects and capture it in my paintings. The challenge is to capture it quickly, as it doesn't wait for you."
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Mission Statement: My exciting life in the world of dog shows has given me the opportunity to travel the world. My other passion is painting and I am never without brushes, paint, palette, and canvas. Painting spectacular views of many places I have been are beautiful reminders of my travels and treasures to those who have them in their collections. Terry d. Chacon
You can see Terry's work at the following galleries
New exhibit will open Nov. 1, 2018
"Capturing Catalina in Plein Air II"
Vanguard Art Gallery
27120 Eucalyptus Ave. Suite G
Moreno Valley, Ca. 92555
Opening reception:Nov. 10, 2018 3 to 6 pm
Bonita Museum and Cultural Center
4355 Bonita Road
Bonita, Ca. 91902 Group Show with "Friends who Paint in Plein Air" through Aug. 17, 2018
Redlands Animal Hospital
1093 W. Colton Ave.
Redlands, Ca. 92374 Ongoing display
Catalina Art Gallery
303 Crescent Ave.
Avalon, Ca. 90704
Village Frame and Art Gallery
1485 East Valley Rd.
UPDATES, EVENTS, EXHIBITS and WORKSHOPS!
Terry will be giving a demo for the Wildrivers Plein Air Paint Out in Redriver, New Mexico on July 26, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm. Come on by if you are in the area.
Update on Poetry in Motion "The Poet" to his friends and "Paso Doble" both larger than life sculptures are now residing in Oslo, Norway. Check out the slide show on the bronze page, start to finish of making of a larger than life size lost wax bronze sculpture. Enjoy!
Published articles on Terry's art for 2018
Dog News July edition. SBKC ad with Terry's painting for this years event. "Bullygangza"
Idyllwild Plein Air feature on Poster for 2018 Paint out also several publications for the event.
Plein Air Magazine (April edition ad for Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and personal ad)
Southwest Art (May edition ad for Plein Air Painters of New Mexico featuring my work)
Published articles on Terry's art for 2017
Sept. 2017 AKC Museum of the Dog News Article on reception of the exhibit.
June 2017 AKC Museum of the Dog News Front cover spread on upcoming exhibit. (click on the article below to enlarge and read)
Dogs In Review July 2017, ad for Santa Barbara Kennel Club featuring my artwork for the club.
June 2017, Art in Idyllwild, article on Plein Air Paint Out where I was honored to take first place, judge Rich Sturgulz.
April 2017, Outdoor Plein Air Magazine, featuring paintings and article about Spring time plein air painting.
Published articles on Terry's art for 2016
Dog News Magazine July 8, 2016 Santa Barbara Kennel Club ad featuring my artwork. The Sporting Group.
Southwest Art Magazine July 2016 Feature in sculpture section and ad in Plein Air section.
Afghan Hound Club of America 2016 Breeder's Showcase Catalog
Southwest Art Magazine June 2016 (group ad PAPNM)
Montecito Journal Summer 2016 (ad for Village Frame and Art Gallery)
Southwest Art Magazine July 2016 (ad in the Sculpture section and plein air)
click on the link below to read the article through Plein Air Magazine Winter 2016
Published articles on Terry's art for 2015
Cover Image of Ally Oil Painting on Potomac Skye Terrier Magazine Oct. 2015
Dogs In Review-Oct. 2015- article about SBKC featuring The Toy Group my artwork
Sighthound Review Winter Edition "Paso Doble" lost wax bronze
Southwest Art Magazine June-Group article Plein Air Painters of New Mexico- advertisement in Plein Air section
Southwest Art Magazine-June-in the Plein Air section.
Dog News, (article with Santa Barbara Kennel Club) featuring my painting "The Toy Group"
AKC Family Dog Magazine featuring my artwork on pages 12 and 13 their annual showcase of featured artist.
Published articles on Terry's art for 2014
November 2014 Dogs In Review "Breeder's Showcase" by Bo Bengston
Featured Article in August 2014 Dogs In Review www.dogsinreview.com
SBKC-Dog News featuring "The Non-Sporting Group" painting for 2014 SBKC
Canadian Dog Fanciers, article by Dr. Richard Meen, Sept. issue. www.canadiandogfancier.com
Plein Air Magazine-PAPNM ad- June and Oct. issue
Published articles on Terry's art for 2013
Dog Gone Art Magazine http://doggoneartmagazine.com/
Sight Hound Review http://www.sighthoundreview.com/
SBKC-Dog News featuring "The Terrier Group" painting for 2013 SBKC
Dogs In Review-SBKC article including my painting "The Terrier Group"
Published articles on Terry's art for 2012
Cover Art - Dog Gone Art Magazine and featured artist
Cover Art - Afghan Hound Review
Featured Artist - Sight and Scent Magazine
Cover Art - AHCA Newsletter Magazine
SBKC-Dog News featuring "The Working Group" painting for 2013 SBKC
UPDATE: Terry's exhibit at the AKC Museum of the Dog has now come and gone. The AHCA together with the Afghan Hound Club of St. Louis had a welcome party at the museum. Here are a few photos from the event. Thanks to all who worked hard to put on the event and to all who came.
COME PAINT WITH ME (plein air workshop 2019) Terry will be teaching another plein air workshop (oil with palette knife) in 2019 on Catalina Island. Contact me for details. email@example.com
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