Teri Gortmaker

I work primarily in pastel with landscape being my focus. Pastel is pure pigment with a binder so the colors are vivid and exciting all by themselves. It is a medium that is ready to go on a moments notice allowing me to respond quickly when I need to.

My art is usually about color and contrast and sometimes just one or the other. Either way I am trying to capture the sense of time and place. I want people to be drawn into the scene and be held there to enjoy the same excitement . . . or peace . . . I felt when I painted it. I want the viewer to feel they can and want to step inside the frame and stay a while.