White space. Negative space. The in-between.
In art, without the in-between, there would be no recognizable image. In life, it’s the space between moments that defines the things we remember and treasure. For some, it’s the winter that make spring so incredible. It’s daily life that makes a vacation so special. It’s prairie living that makes the mountains so majestic – or mountain living that makes the prairie sky so stunning.
The Vivid Impression series is painted with careful attention to shapes of space. It often highlights trees and the light around them. The Little Blooms series uses a calm background space to surround and highlight precious, colorful, small flowers, with subtle, random brushstrokes connecting the flowers to their backgrounds. Art on several layers is forefront in the Strata series, creating a unique depth to each piece. My NEW Canadian Rocky Mountain encaustics celebrate the unique shapes of our beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Custom Wedding Bouquet paintings utilize the layered effect and surrounding white space, bringing additional depth to the rich, thick impasto paint, eternally preserving the delicate, fleeting beauty of the bridal flowers. These bouquet paintings make thoughtful wedding or anniversary gifts!
Through the layers of my art, I’m celebrating the beautiful complexity of life. It's the everyday in-between, that sets us up... for the spectacular.
Terri Heinrichs is a self-taught artist who views every experience as an opportunity to learn and experiment with her artwork. She gains inspiration from working with other artists, photographs that she takes and digitally processes, methods learned from a wide variety of published and online resources, and workshops.
With experience in several different mediums, her work is ever-evolving as she stretches towards excellence in each.
Terri has been painting and selling her work across Western Canada since 2001. She has sold her work privately and in group showings.
Terri shows in several locations each year. She joined the Calgary Community Painters’ Society in 2011, and shows with them twice a year. She has been juried into the Calyx Distinctive Arts show several times and is always delighted to show with them. Terri is a founding member of Artistic Entities, a group that holds juried art shows in a variety of locations around Calgary about once a month. Terri was a juried member of the Riverview Artists from 2008-2012. Prior to that, she began selling her work in Winnipeg in 2001 in a solo show, at The Forks Market, and privately.
Once in a while, Terri teaches art on cruises, which is an absolutely delightful experience for her. In case you'd like to join her, Terri's next cruise is on the Queen Mary 2 - January 3-10, New York to Southampton.
In June 2013, Terri set up The Alberta Flood Rose Project in order to bring the Calgary visual arts community together to raise money for the flood victims in southern Alberta. Over 450 artists participated, raising over $25,000 for the Canadian Red Cross. For more information, please visit www.thealbertafloodroseproject.com.
In October 2018, Terri initiated and coordinated a fundraising project for the Canadian Mental Health Association. Fifty artists from the Calgary Community Painters Society each painted a 6x6 inch portion of two of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings, and pieced them together to auction at the 2018 fall Palette Fine Art Show.