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Fabulous People: Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson is a Seattle artist currently featured at Gray Sky Gallery. “I predominantly use mixed-painting mediums, including encaustics, resin, oil and acrylics. With a focus on deconstruction, transformation and the recycling of materials, my artwork is a visual reconstruction of everyday materials.” Learn about Terry Richardson…

Follow at: @artxterry

Hometown: Seattle, WA

First job: Barista at a coffee shop inside Costco.

Favorite ways to spend your free time in WA: Attending live music performances, theater shows and art exhibitions in Seattle. 

Your biggest accomplishment and why: Raising two remarkable boys. Few things in life rise to the joy of helping your children grow up and find their successes in life.

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The biggest obstacle you overcame: The biggest obstacle I’ve overcome as an artist is learning to draw the eye. I can draw one eye well, but then this masterpiece is staring back at me, wanting another, which is often more than I can give. So, I focus on abstract art, where eyes are optional. 

Someone who inspires you and why: My dog, Archibald. He has a distinctive appearance that some find less than desirable – a mushed face and a compact, muscular body, which reminds me of the beauty in being unique. He is joyful for small things, such as a new ball or lounging around with his head on my lap. 

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Art is an extension of your personal experiences, thoughts and emotions. Expressing what resonates with you and your unique perspective will set your work apart. 

Favorite quote: “If you’re going through hell, keep going. Never, never, never give up.” –– Winston Churchill

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I played soccer at the University of Washington. At the time, playing soccer at the division 1 level was one of the highest levels of soccer in the United States for women.  

What makes someone fabulous: For someone to be truly fabulous, they need confidence as the foundation – it’s about being comfortable in one’s skin and then communicating authentically about whatever interests them.

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