Terry Masters is the most respected name in desert art, but it’s not always easy to locate either the man or his work. While other artists rush to openings or mingle over martinis, he’s likely to be off alone painting a rocky crag in the moonlight. So don’t miss the chance to finally meet the elusive master and see his new show at Howard Schepp Fine Art on El Paseo in Palm Desert. The exhibit opens February 1st, with a reception for the artist on February 11th.
Masters is the Coachella Valley painter most aligned with the spirit of the early Smoketree School gang—Jimmy Swinnerton, Brownell McGrew, Clyde Forsythe and others. Like his predecessors, he roams the oases and arroyos ceaselessly and is truly obsessed with capturing the beauty as he sees it. Masters tackles all the classic desert subjects—Tahquitz Canyon, palm groves, sandy washes, purple verbena—and is intent on passing on the tradition to an upcoming generation of desert painters.
He teaches at the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs, and was instrumental in starting a new local chapter of the esteemed California Art Club. Master’s work is featured in California Light, a new book celebrating 100 years of the California Art Club.
Terry Masters Retrospective: Looking Forward
Howard Schepp Fine Art
73-300 El Paseo Suite D
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Opens February 1st, 2012
Reception February 11, 5-8 pm.
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