In 1999 I changed my career path to a full time freelance artist, having never worked in the art industry. It was bold, gutsy and a leap of faith. As I look back I smile at my innocence. How I have grown and learned since that time. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been a wonderful journey filled with joy and disappointments. My art training has come from practice, persistence, studying under well established artists, art books and videos. Learning is the cornerstone of my creativity. We all have gifts to share with each other, mine is creativity. I hope to inspire you to find your path that brings joy to your soul and that you too will share it with others.
Ohio Artist, Terri Meyer, started her art career in 1999, after working in the corporate world as a Human Resource Director (1989 - 1999) and serving in the United States Air Force as a Meteorologist (1979 - 1989). Although she loved her job, there was a yearning that lured her to the creative side of life. Taking a bold risk, she resigned from her job, sold her house and relocated back to her roots in rural Ohio. The synchronicity was amazing, as it all came together in a matter of 30 days!
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland and has increased her artistic skills from studying under well established artists and continually practicing.
She has been a featured artist in several publications, including Decorate With Paint - Ceiling the Deal , Times Gazette January 2007, Heart of Ohio Magazine - Spring 2010 and Spring 2017, New Day Cleveland - Fox TV Segment October 2011, and Artist at Work, Cleveland Cable 9 - TV Segment Oct 2013 featuring her portrait sculpting skills.
Her artwork has graced the cover of two magazine, Freestyle "A Work in Progress" July 2008 and Heart of Ohio Magazine Cover Fall 2010.
She had initiated many community art programs, Healing Through the Arts Festival July 2008, a local art festival fund raiser for Hospice, "Inspire Your Walls", a program to promote local artists by installing original artwork in businesses around the community. In addition she has hosted numerous Wine/Art events at the Creative Chateau Gallery.
She has trained under many talented local and national artists; Portraits - Daniel Greene, Sharon Weaver, Marvin Mattelson, Judith Carducci, Rose Frantzen, Peggie Habets and Dino Massaroni; Life Drawing - Dr. Dennis Drummond; Sculpture - Tim Bearie, Lynne Forbes, Alan Cottrill, and Phillippe Faraut; Plein Air Painting - Diane Maxey, Debra Dawson, Kenn Backhaus, and Fred Graff; Watercolor Workshops - Don Andrews, Cathy Welner and Mel Stabin.
In addition to creating traditional art, she designs unique wall clocks from vintage postcards which she sells on her dedicated clock website www.PostCardClocks.com.