Terry Elkins: Recent Work
TERRY ELKINS: Recent Work
November 14 – 29, 2020
Afternoon Reception with the Artist
Saturday, November 14, 2 to 6 PM
MM FINE ART
4 North Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968
MM Fine Art is delighted to present Terry Elkins: Recent Work. Opening Saturday, November 14, with an afternoon reception from 2 to 6 PM, this solo exhibition will remain on view through November 29, 2020.
Working professionally since the late 1970’s, Bridgehampton artist Terry Elkins credits thirty years of living on the East End with profoundly influencing his work. Having studied in Texas where his work leaned towards the abstract, Elkins eventually relocated to the Hamptons. “I discovered the area where I had settled was a light filled landscape surrounded by ocean and bays. I began to work outside, in the tradition of plein air. My work began to reflect the light, landscape, the coastline, architecture and other images found in the littoral zone.”
Today Elkins’ oil paintings, pastels, drawings and watercolors cover a range of subjects from landscapes and seascapes to maritime and nautical images and historic architectural landmarks. The artist finds himself frequently revisiting familiar locations demonstrating a deep connection to the area. “I keep going back to the places where I’ve painted before, working there again, developing ideas and techniques that I was unable to do five or ten years ago.” His intimate knowledge of the East End transforms his landscapes into something deeply meditative and intensely personal.
Elkins received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sam Houston State University in 1975 and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 1978. His works have been exhibited throughout the Unites States and abroad. He has received two Pollock-Krasner Foundations Awards and has been an artist in residence for the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY and the Nature Conservancy at the Andy Warhol Preserve in Montauk, NY. He has taught classes in Plein Air painting for the Parrish Art Museum of Southampton, NY.
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