September 22, 2023


How Art Works

Featured Artist Terri Lloyd | Artsy Shark

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Artist Terri Lloyd presents a unusual assortment of figurative work created in her distinctive up to date model. Discover extra of her portfolio by visiting her website.


Acrylic figurative painting by artist Terri Lloyd

“Camino Encanto” acrylic on paper, 18″ x 24″


I’ve each digital and conventional artwork making abilities. For the longest time I averted portray. I felt my conventional work wouldn’t measure as much as my digital work. The demise of my father in 2017 was the catalyst that returned me to portray.


Figurative painting of a girl by Terri Lloyd

“A Lesson in Conformity” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″ x 2.5″


I spent a yr unlearning all I knew about portray. Step one was to change arms and paint with my non-dominant hand. This may droop my internal critic and provides me the liberty to develop an genuine voice. The following step was to solely paint on paper so my internal artist wouldn’t get in the way in which of the method.


painting of a group of people on a couch by Terri Lloyd

“The Sofa” acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 24″ x 2.5″


When the left-handed works grew to become good, I returned my brush to my dominant hand. And I returned to portray on canvas.


painting of two women in conversation by Terri Lloyd

“The Incantation” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″ x 2.5″


At this level, I started exploiting outdated household photographs for content material. The photographs are quirky and lack composition. This pushed me to take dangers of my very own, typically pealing away what or who isn’t obligatory. I’m not within the arthritic ache of technical excellence. Telling a narrative with as little noise as attainable gives readability. A readability of feeling relatively than photographic or historic accuracy.


painting of a monk preparing ashes by Terri Lloyd

“The Reluctant Monk Prepares Her Mom’s Ashes” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″ x 2.5″


It was by means of my sequence, In The Courtroom Of The Easter Queen, that I discovered a brand new voice.


painting about instant coffee by Terri Lloyd

“Prompt Espresso” acrylic on paper, 18″ x 24″


However, it’s not sufficient for me to solely paint. This previous yr, I spotted that behind every physique of labor, behind every portray is a narrative that wants telling.


Painting of two girls in the snow by Terri Lloyd

“Irish Snow Twins” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″ x 2.5″


It doesn’t do the work justice to not embody the tales, the characters, the occasions that inform the portray. So, I took the tales and the work to video for a extra three dimensional expertise.


Painting of two girls and a philodendron by artist Terri Lloyd

“Completely happy Philodendron” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″ x 2.5″


Video not solely permits me to inform a narrative, it permits me to set the tone and cadence for our journey collectively. I take advantage of each unique visible content material and inventory video and music content material. I write and edit all of the tales myself. Enhancing appears to be a unending course of.


Figurative painting by artist Terri Llloyd

“Studying To Turn into Objects” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 66″ x 2.5″


Themes that affect each my visible artwork and storytelling are: Grief and loss; The Hero’s Journey and archetypes; humor and absurdity; and zeitgeist. On occasion, I let banality slip in.


Quirky figurative painting by Terri Lloyd

“Say Mrs. Sippy” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″ x 2.5″


For me, the act of telling a narrative creates connection. A deeper connection than taking a look at a portray. It opens up liminal area. In that area I offer you a bit of me and I bear in mind who I’m.


Terri Lloyd invitations you to observe her on Facebook and Instagram.


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