Terry Milk is a signature member of the Whiskey Painters of America. She began taking classes at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center in Akron, Ohio in 1978. After many years living abroad, she returned to the Catskills in upstate New York. She specializes in transparent watercolor, but also works in pen and ink, and colored pencil.
She currently paints with Jack Mulhollen (WPA, OWS) at the CVAC. Terry was an artist-in-residence for the State Arts Council of Oklahoma. While in Montreal, she was involved in the founding of the Morgan Arboretum's “Arbo-Expo” with Helmut Gerth (WPA, AAPL, Montreal Arts Club). She has been affiliated with the Montreal Arts Club, The American Artists Professional League in NY, the Akron Society of Artists, Lawton Fort Sill Art Council and is currently on the board of trustees of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. She is also the Exhibition Coordinator for the Whiskey Painters of America.
Living for extended periods in Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Montreal, Slovenia and Brasil provided the opportunity to draw, paint and study other cultures. It also made it possible to visit many of the greatest museums in the world. The influence of overseas living and extensive travel can be seen in her work, which often features international locations.
During her years in South America she studied Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) and holds several certificates of the Sogetsu school. Ikebana's emphasis on scale, contrast and balance plays an important role in the composition of her watercolors.
Terry and her husband Jim have recently opened a distillery in the Catskill mountains where her Whiskey Paintings will be available.
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