We are pleased to share a feature in Western Art & Architecture’s December/January issue, highlighting the work of artist Terry Gardner. Intrigued by the West as a child, Gardner paints landscapes and subjects unique to the region. Through his work Gardner tells stories of the American West that are important and still relevant in today’s fabric of the region.
Western Art & Architecture’s Michele Corriel writes,
Oil painter Terry Gardner, an expressive tonalist, reaches for the essence of what it means to live in the West today while acknowledging the past. His work feels contemporary while at the same time touches on aspects of the historical. His paintings speak to the experiential nature of his subjects, whether it’s a walk in the sun-dry crunch of pine needles on a dirt trail, or the melee of ranch branding at 5 a.m.
“Process is definitely a major part of getting to the end result,” Gardner says. “I make sure I’ve breathed the air around the subjects.”