In her upcoming drawing and painting exhibition Impressions, Terry Kessler Schwarz will be presenting drawings and paintings of nature focusing on land, sky, water and city life.
TERRY KESSLER SCHWARZ is a painter, calligrapher, illustrator, photographer and teacher. She received her BFA from Syracuse University and MFA in printmaking/painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. She has also trained at Tyler School of Art (Temple University) in Italy, Rochester Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, Westchester Art Workshop, Society of Scribes, Dillington College in England, The National Academy of Design (studied pastel with Wolf Kahn), and Bullseye Glass Resource Center.
Terry’s freelance work has appeared in such publications as: The New York Times, House Beautiful Magazine, Gannett Newspapers, Restaurant Business Magazine, Westchester Magazine, and Westchester Town Planner Calendar. Her paintings and photographs have been exhibited in Westchester and New York City, and Ikenobo (Japanese floral design) has been shown at the Japanese Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Terry has taught art on the college, high school, middle school and elementary school levels. For many years she has been a teaching artist for ArtsWestchester and has also conducted courses at Scarsdale Adult School, The Center for Continuing Education (Mamaroneck, NY), The Hudson River Museum, The Neuberger Museum, Pelham Art Center and Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester.
Terry is an artist member of Arts Westchester, Katonah Museum of Art, Carriage Barn Arts Center, (New Canaan, Connecticut), Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Society of Scribes, NYC, and Scarsdale Art Association.
I am constantly in awe of nature, and its ever-changing scenery. I have been inspired to photograph and paint the landscape elements of sky, water and land as observed during the various seasons and times of the day. The interplay of color, light, shadow, and reflective surfaces in the environment are vital elements in my glass fused works, paintings, drawings and photographs.
Just as I love to portray the serenity of the natural landscape, I am also intrigued by the frenetic activity of city life. Moving cars, reflections, soaring architecture, highways, and streets with scurrying commuters have appeared in my works.