TERRY OUIMET, OPA AIS

 

BIOGRAPHY

If you enjoy the outdoors and bold, beautiful color, you will love Terry's paintings!

"Terry Ouimet's paintings are expressive snapshots of the world around us. His bold brushwork not only creates texture with the push and pull of thick paint, but also brings a palpable energy to his work. Warm and cool colors play side by side forming contrasts that give his paintings depth and an undeniable liveliness"- Artquiver

Terry Ouimet is an award winning impressionist plein air oil painter trained at the prestigious Art Students League of Denver with a strong influence in Russian Impressionism. He was born in London, Ontario Canada. His grandfather was an artist, and frequent visits to his studio throughout the years growing up sparked a love of drawing and painting marking the beginning of Terry’s oil painting journey. After spending time as a college and professional hockey player, Terry began his self-directed oil painting education with nationally recognized artists at the Art Students League of Denver in 2004 . He has been fortunate enough to engage in a formal apprenticeship with Don Sahli and learn painting techniques that Don learned from his teacher, legendary Russian impressionist Sergei Bongart. Winning  awards from OPA and AIS judges and being accepted into juried events early in his career has been a strong motivator for Terry. He is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society.

 What makes Terry Ouimet's paintings unique?  Bold thick color, and the majority of his paintings are created plein air. While many outdoor painters make a very small study painting in the field and bring it to their studio to create a similar larger painting, Terry's training and techniques allow him to complete a larger painting with a finished quality that conveys the impressions, sensations and mood experienced right there on location. 

 Terry’s subject matter is largely influenced by his love of being outdoors in the Rocky Mountains and his desire to reach out to others and help them experience Gods beauty through a powerfully beautiful visual statement. Since oil paints are no match for nature’s awe inspiring colors, Terry’s goal is to hand craft a version on canvas of what it felt like to be in that place at that time, as opposed to copying or reproducing what he sees. In doing so, his desire is that the paintings will remind his collectors of a special memory or place and that his works will bring hope, joy and inspiration to one small part of their lives.  “There is nothing more fulfilling than successfully using your gifting or calling in life, to do what you were made to do while having a positive impact on other peoples lives”- Terry Ouimet

 

 

Education                                    MS Miami of Ohio University

                                                     Art Students League of Denver

                                                     Apprenticeship with Don Sahli ,Russian Impressionist, Evergreen CO

 

Study with Artists                    Quang Ho, Kim English, Michelle Torrez, Ken Valestro, Don Sahli, Ron Hicks, Doug Dawson, Kevin Weckbach                                    

                                              

Awards                                         
                                                     
                                                     2nd Place 2015- Alpine Artist Holiday, Ouray CO , Judge Carl Purcell
                                                   
                                                     2nd Place 2015- Oil/Acrylic Division- Ridgway Rendezvous Arts Festival, Ridgway CO, Judge panel
                                                     
                                                     Best of Show 2014- Montrose CO Annual Art Show and Sale, Judge Barbara Churchley OPA

                                                     First Place 2014- Montrose CO Annual Art Show and Sale , Judge Barbara Churchley OPA
 
                                                     First Place 2014- Montrose CO Annual Art Show and Sale (Special Theme/Southwest Barns), Judge Barbara Churchley OPA

                                                     Honorable Mention 2014-  Alpine Artist Holiday, Ouray CO, Judge Sheryl St. John  OPA   AIS
                                                    
                                                     First Place 2014, Oil/Acrylic Division- Ridgway Rendezvous Arts Festival, Ridgway CO, Judge panel

                                                     Calendar Award 2009- Paint Sculpt Shoot Evergreen CO

                                                     Honorable Mention 2009- Front Range Art Exhibition, The National Arts Program

                                                     Scholarship Award 2008-  Front Range Art Exhibition, The National Arts Program

 

Selected  Exhibitions             

                                                     2015           Alpine Artist Holiday Ouray CO (Juried Entry, Awards) 
                                                     2015           Plein Air Artists Colorado 19th Annual National Exhibition-Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder CO (Juried)
                                                     2015           Scottsdale Waterfront Fine Art Festival, Scottsdale AZ (Juried Entry, Show)
                                                     2104           Oh Be Joyful Galleries Telluride/Crested Butte CO,  Large Painting Holiday Show
                                                     2014           Solo Exhibition, "Landscapes Of The San Juan Mountains", Timber Creek Gallery, Ridgway CO
                                                     2014           Alpine Artist Holiday Ouray CO (Open entry, juried awards )
                                                     2014           Ridgway Rendezvous Arts Festival, CO (Juried entry and awards )
                                                     2014           Crested Butte Plein Air, Oh Be Joyful Gallery CO (Juried  show, quick Draw)
                                                     2014           Art Students League of Denver CO-Summer Art Market (Selected entry, juried awards)
                                                     2013           Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase 
                                                     2013/'14      Colorado Plein Air -Golden Triangle Museum District (Juried show)       
                                                     
                                                     2010           Plein Air Artists Colorado 14th Annual Exhibition -Saks Galleries, Denver CO–(Juried entry/show)
                                                     2010           Wyoming Plein Air -The Link Gallery Cheyenne  WY (Juried entry, show)
                                                     2009/’10      Art Students League of Denver CO-Summer Art Market (Selected Entry,juried awards)
                                                     2008           Paint Ontario Canada- Lambton Heritage Museum-  (Juried entry/show)
                                                     2008/’09      Paint Sculpt Shoot Evergreen, CO-  Evergreen Fine Art Gallery- (Juried show)
                                                     2008/’09      Front Range Art Exhibit-The National Arts Program, Castle Rock CO (Juried show)
                                                     2007/’09      Art Students League of Denver  CO-Art on the River, (Juried entry/show)

Representation                              
                                                     
                                                     Oh Be Joyful Galleries (Telluride/Crested Butte)   Framed Image, Denver CO     Around The Corner Art Gallery, Montrose CO                                                             

                                                      Timber Creek Gallery Ridgway CO     Saatchi Art Online   Ouimet Fine Art Studio, Montrose, CO

Affiliations       
                                           American Impressionist Society, Associate Member
                                                       Oil Painters of America, Associate Member
                                                       Plein Air Artists Colorado   
                                                       Art Students League of Denver
                                                       Ouray County Arts Association


 

Terry Ouimet Paints Outside, Red Mountain Pass from Terry Ouimet on Vimeo and Mark Smith Photograpy.

Sunset On Red Mountain-SOLD, 16x20, plein air