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About The Artist: Terry masters

Terry Masters is an award-winning plein air painter and a California Art Club (CAC) Signature Artist. The top tier of CAC membership, Signature Artists have been elected to this status by the CAC Board of Directors and a panel of their peers. Among their ranks are some of the top artists in the country who are well established in their careers, have been featured in leading art publications, exhibited their work extensively, and won major awards at a national level.

Notable accomplishments of Terry Masters include receiving the "Artist's Choice" award at the Telluride Plein Air Festival, and being named the 1st Place Winner in Balboa Island Huse Gallery Plein Air Invitational in August 2011.

Terry Masters is a co-founder of California Art Club's desert chapter. He is also an artist member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and owner of Desert Painter Studio Gallery in Downtown Palm Springs, CA.

Terry was raised in the Coachella Valley and has lived in Palm Springs for over 50 years. He has taught painting classes at the Desert Art Center, The Palm Springs Art Museum, and many other workshops in California. Terry's works are found in several reference books documenting noted California painters.

 Terry Masters painting in Andreas Canyon. Photo by Andrew Gillespie.

Terry Masters painting in Andreas Canyon. Photo by Andrew Gillespie.

Growing up in the Coachella Valley has instilled in Terry a deep appreciation for the beauty found in the light of the desert. Having spent his youth exploring the desert’s canyons and vistas has given him an in-depth knowledge of the many places that lend themselves to being painted in the manner that he is so well known for.

Terry says "I always work to raise my ability to portray beautiful light and color on subjects in the most convincing way that I can".

Visit Desert Painter Studio Gallery in Downtown Palm Springs to view Terry's current paintings for sale. You can also view some of Terry's work at the button below. 


Learn more about Terry Masters in this short video by The Desert Sun for their article titled Terry Masters: Plein Air Painting Beautiful Landscapes.