Originally from Arizona, Terry Denson has lived in many parts of the United States and the eastern and western Caribbean and currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL on the Gulf Coast. These locations, and others to which she has traveled, are reflected in her paintings.
She studied drawing at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore and at other institutions, and has attended workshops with a number of prominent artists throughout the United States. She began studying watercolor in 1995, shortly before beginning a six year sailboat cruise of the Eastern U.S., Bahamas, Caribbean, & Central America. Seeking a medium that fit the limited space aboard her sailboat, Door Into Summer, she chose watercolors. And yes, she had a cat named Pete.
After returning to land life she settled in Saint Petersburg and expanded her painting to acrylics and oils but transparent watercolors remain her primary medium. Her watercolors include many produced on Aquabord, a clay surfaced ground. In 2003 she became a full-time artist.
She is a popular teacher and watercolor workshop instructor. She has displayed in numerous outdoor art festivals and organizational exhibitions throughout the country where she has received a number of awards. She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and the Kentucky Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been used as promotional materials by the Southern Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society, Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, and several art festivals throughout Florida. She is represented by Vincent William Gallery is St. Pete Beach, FL and Abbey Fine Art in Tampa, FL
Her work is displayed in a number of public venues, including: Native Sun Resort, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL; Gulf Beaches Public Library, Madeira Beach, FL; Residence Suites, Clearwater, FL; Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; SEA Software, Clearwater; Niles, Willis & Moore, CPAs, Key West; Driftwood Gardens, Apopka, FL; Osceola County Commissioners, Kissimmee, FL; Liberty Court Reporting, Inverness, FL; The Plaza at Five Points, Sarasota, FL and others.