Welcome to the website of National 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. 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."
Follow Terry Chacon on Facebook as she posts daily about her artwork including painting on location and studio work.
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:
Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe N.W. (Historic Old Town)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Village Frame and Art Gallery
1485 East Valley Rd.
HS Hanna Gallery Mar. 1, 2017 through June 3, 2017
208 South Llano Street
American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
1721 South Mason Rd.
St. Louis, Mo. Phone: 314-82103647 www.museumofthedog.org
Featured exhibit "Dog Show Scenes II" by Terry d. Chacon June 1 through Sept. 24, 2017
UPDATES, EVENTS, EXHIBITS and WORKSHOPS!
Poetry in Motion "The Poet" to his friends is now complete and awaiting his trip to Oslo, Norway to live with Alf Refsum. 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 2017
AKC Museum of the Dog News Front cover spread on upcoming exhibit. (click on the article below to enlarge and read)
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 has been asked to have another exhibit at the AKC Dog Museum in St. Louis. Her paintings will be on display June through Sept. 2017. Stay tuned for more updates as we near the time. UPDATE: Afghan Hound Club of America will hold their Welcome Party on Monday Sept. 11, 2017 (4 pm) at the AKC Museum of the Dog:
Welcome Party at AKC Museum of the Dog and exhibit by Terry d Chacon. Transportation to be provided. Light dinner and wine provided by the Afghan Hound Club of St Louis and Afghan Hound Club of Greater Columbus. Hope you can make it.
COME PAINT WITH ME (plein air workshop 2018) Terry will be teaching another plein air workshop (oil with palette knife) in 2018 on Catalina Island. Due to an overwhelming schedule, I will not be having a workshop in 2017, please join us in 2018. Contact me for details. firstname.lastname@example.org
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