Terri is an artist and the owner of Nouveau Image Permanent Makeup in Palencia
Who are you and what do you do?
I am an eight year breast cancer survivor, a mother of a teenager and a wife of a loving husband.
I’m a home maker the mother to our daughter and a permanent make up artist.
Why do you do what you do?
I do permanent make up because it something that came into my life when I had breast cancer. I was overwhelmed with joy and how my life has changed and having an art background for over 50 years it was as if I was lead down the path. *My business works by appointment only in a studio on Market st in Palencia.
What’s your background?
I’ve been painting since I am eight years old. Attended The School of Visual Arts in New York and then moved onto The Fashion Institute of Technology.
What’s integral to your work?
Giving back to people in need and enjoying making a simple change in their lives that brings so much joy.
Explain what you do in a way that would help lay people understand it.
I use my artistic experience to apply Permanent Makeup to enhance eyebrows, eyeliner, lips and Areolas and scars with several different techniques
How has your art changed over time
My art hasn’t changed over time however, my canvas has. I’ve always enjoyed a blank canvas to paint. Ive painted many murals in restaurants, faux painted furniture, children’s murals, and even had my own 3D cake design company. Window design, jewelry design, office and floor design were also part of my past.
What art do you most identify with? Anything with color and movement and shadows seems to catch my eye the most. I can get absorbed into this art and get lost inside it
What work do you most enjoying doing?
That’s s hard question because anything I’ve already find in the past has a hold on me still and I never really left any if my art behind as opposed to gathering more skills and applying them.
What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
Growing up in a very large family of all 5 brothers, the memories are extensive but I would have to say Christmas was always the most memorable and fun and still is because we still carry on the tradition with the family being so much larger from many years ago
Also Tuesday nights when I would go for my weekly art lesson in the evening and miss family dinner but come home with an amazing painting to share with my mom and dad who were so proud of my work.
What themes do you pursue?
I wouldn’t say I pursue a theme more so than something that strikes my eye. It could range from a zoomed in flower to a scenic view to a simple painting of a high heeled shoe with fantastic color and shadow.
What’s your favorite art work or your favorite artist & why?
Any of Edgar Degas ballerina paintings and sculptures. I always wanted to dance as a child and fortunately I chose art because my daughter is a ballerina and dances so I have the best of them both! I hope to one day to be the proud owner of his sculpture work.
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