Expressions by Terina Gillette

August 5-26, 2016
Expressions by Terina Gillette
Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

My personal philosophy of art, is that art is a creative way to express your feelings, your thoughts, and dreams in whatever medium that you are working in. Abstract expressionism is a way to creatively place my emotions on canvas and enjoy the colors and textures that come from the purposeful randomness of the piece. In my traditional art, I enjoy painting places that are local landmarks because they are often the places that people congregate to enjoy life. These are the places that people chose to express their freedom. Many of the places that I paint bring me great joy in seeing the structure, but also from the activities that go on in them. So, I chose the title “Expressions” for my show. I love to see people expressing themselves and appreciate all of the emotions that expressing ones self can bring to life. Art is full of color and life should is very colorful. I want to express my love of living and this show is my expression of joyful happiness.

Terina Gillette is a local resident of Knoxville, TN. She works in a variety of mediums and considers herself a working artist, since she creates art in an array of mediums for her full time employment. Terina enjoys window painting, Chalk art murals, traditional wall murals, working with acrylics, papers, pencils, and face & body painting. She creates on wood, chalk boards, canvas, and enjoys using people as canvas. She publishes an International art magazine that highlights professional artists and students. The magazine has been sent to Belgium, Italy, Holland, & the UK.

You will find Terina teaching art to local home education students at her private studio as well as summer art camps at the Knoxville Museum of Art. She is a member of numerous associations Nationwide and locally, that promote and support arts and culture. Each weekend you can find her face painting unique and beautiful designs for public and private events. She is currently a psychology student and believes that art is an important venue for healing and enjoying life. Her printed work can be purchased at Visit Knoxville, or online at

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