Terry Masters Original Oil Painting, specially created for 2018 Friends and Champions Celebration

Terry Masters is truly one of the finest and most versatile artists in a rich tradition of desert painters! Terry was raised in the Coachella Valley and has lived in Palm Springs for over 50 years, instilling a deep appreciation for the beauty found in our unique desert light. Terry says "I always work to raise my ability to portray beautiful light and color on subjects in the most convincing way that I can”.

Terry is an award-winning Plein Air artist, and a California Art Club (CAC) Signature Artist. Signature Artists, the top tier of CAC membership, are elected to this status by the CAC Board of Directors and a panel of their peers. His notable accomplishments include the "Artist's Choice" award at the Telluride Plein Air Festival, and 1st Place Winner in Balboa Island Huse Gallery Plein Air Invitational. Terry's works are found in numerous collections and several reference books documenting noted California painters.

Item Value: $5,000

Meet the Donor: Terry Masters

Terry Masters is a cofounder of California Art Club's desert chapter. He taught at the Desert Art Center, the Palm Springs Art Museum and at workshops throughout California. He is also an artist member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and owner of Desert Painter Studio Gallery in Downtown Palm Springs, CA.