Artist Terry Smith


My Work


I create abstract and whimsical paintings that explore space and color. My work is constantly changing and evolving. You probably won’t recognize what you see from what I did last year. The process of exploration, problem solving and discovery brings deep satisfaction and joy. I hope this feeling is contagious and will bring happiness and intrigue to the homes of my collectors


My Process

 I create mixed media art using acrylic and various mark making tools, sometimes incorporating collage and other materials. (I admit it I’m an art materials hoarder!) I paint on paper, wood and canvas. I don’t preplan much, the work is intuitive, involving many layers. I work on many paintings at a time, and paint in my home studio as well as a large shared studio in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.   




I've always loved to create art, but didn't have much time with a tech consulting career and a busy family with three children. That changed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at the age of 54, and dived into art as my therapy. I’ve been doing art full time since 2014. Not having a formal art education, art classes (both in person and online), hiking and travel are my favorite pastimes. I also love teaching others what I’ve learned, and sharing the joy of creativity.

I’m a member of Art2Life Academy and a gallery artist at artEAST in Issaquah. I live in Sammamish. I plan to paint into my 90s!

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Sammamish, Washington, United States