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Artist resides in: Brownsville, WI
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As an artist, I am essentially concerned with color and the inherent nature of my art materials, working in Prismacolor pencil on paper. The slowness of the medium forces me to think and evaluate as I work.
I lean on loose abstractionist grids, swirling lines, and creases to contain colors and set up underlying compositions. Themes of abandonment, joy, frustration, and gratitude emerge. I avoid the influences of commercial culture by various strategies: picking up pencils randomly to find unexpected color combinations, underdrawing with a fistful of pencils, or by selectively scribbling.
I have created series on sumac, orchards, horizon lines, quilts, places in Upper Michigan, and the salt marshes of Cape May. I often distress or crease my paper. I often register each pencil on a color bar as I work.
Local artists in Central Florida gave me private art lessons at an early age. I experience nostalgia about creating art as a child and even reminisce about art supplies. One great gift was an entire bushel basket of old buttons. When I am feeling playful, I sometimes tuck in slightly hidden images. Look for small things like color swatches, snails, birds, eggs, pennies, rings, flowers and fruits; those are small gifts and indicate non-aggression. Quite often, I incorporate early art-making as a central theme; when I do, I am signaling hopefulness.
Terry Hope was born in 1952 in Florida, lived her teen years in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, and now lives with her husband, Warren Bergmann (a music teacher) in rural Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Terry's work has included grassroots community activism in Milwaukee, and book selling.
Her medium is color pencil on paper. The slow process of this medium helps her control emotion. She layers and burnishes to create vivid color, and distresses the paper to create lines. Her current work is abstract.
She took private art lessons as a child, and later studied art at UW-Milwaukee. She has exhibited at summer galleries, and in group and solo shows, throughout Wisconsin. Her work is in collections across the U.S. galleries, and in group and solo shows, throughout Wisconsin. Her work is in collections across the U.S.