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Terry Trambauer Norris

Grapeseed Oil with Lemon Still Life with Bear Still Life with Stuffed Cat Wine and Brie
Bears, Dark and Light Oak Leaf with Fire Glass From the Sea
Vidalia Rosebud and Vase Open Mango Camelia in Glass with Almond
Dr. Tinsley Camelia Easter Reeses Impatiens in Pewter Olive Oil and Shallot
Red Glass with Marbles Pink Bow Teddy and Dudley Easter Buddies
Chocolate Eggs with Blue Glass Rutabaga and Olive Oil #1 Sugar Baby Watermelon Silver Christmas Ball #1
Blue and Green Bottles Doll Shoe Pink and White Mouse Two Chocolate Eggs

Artists Still life statement.
























Still Life with Bear
Still Life with Bear    16x20    SOLD
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Still Life with Stuffed Cat
Still Life with Stuffed Cat    16x20    sold
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Grapeseed Oil with Lemon
Grapeseed Oil with Lemon    12x16    3,500 USD
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Wine and Brie
Wine and Brie    12x16    3,500 USD
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Bears, Dark and Light
Bears, Dark and Light    10x13    300 USD
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From the Sea
From the Sea    12x16    2,900 USD
Currently at Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston
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Oak Leaf with Fire Glass
Oak Leaf with Fire Glass    10x14    2,400 USD
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Easter Buddies
Easter Buddies    8x10    925 USD
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Camelia in Glass with Almond
Camelia in Glass with Almond    8x10    sold
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Dr. Tinsley Camelia
Dr. Tinsley Camelia    9x12    1,100 USD
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Easter Reeses
Easter Reeses    8x10   sold
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Impatiens in Pewter
Impatiens in Pewter    7x10    sold
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Olive Oil and Shallot
Olive Oil and Shallot    9x12    1,500 USD
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Open Mango
Open Mango    8x10    1,100 USD
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Red Glass with Marbles
Red Glass with Marbles    8x10    1,100 USD
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Rosebud and Vase
Rosebud and Vase    8x10    sold
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Vidalia
Vidalia    9x12    sold
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Pink Bow
Pink Bow    6x8    sold
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Teddy and Dexter
Teddy and Dexter    8x10    1600 USD
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Chocolate Eggs with Blue Glass
Chocolate Eggs with Blue Glass    8x10 Oil on Canvas Panel    1800 USD
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Rutabaga and Olive Oil #1
Rutabaga and Olive Oil #1    11x14 Oil on Canvas Panel    2500 USD
Currently at Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston
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Sugar Baby Watermelon
Sugar Baby Watermelon    8x10 Oil on Canvas Panel    425 USD
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Blue and Green Bottles
Blue and Green Bottles    5x7 Oil on Panel    325 USD
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Doll Shoe
Doll Shoe    5x7 Oil on Panel    Sold
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Pink and White Mouse
Pink and White Mouse    5x7 Oil on Panel    225 USD
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Silver Christmas Ball #1
Silver Christmas Ball #1    5x5 Oil on Panel    250 USD
Currently at Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston
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Two Chocolate Eggs
Two Chocolate Eggs    5x5 Oil on Panel    125 USD
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My still life paintings spring from contemplation of the beauty that I perceive in the visual world. The act of painting is a dialogue with nature, which I interpret according to an inner mood. The painting becomes a record of that experience, in which I seek out the universal qualities of balance and harmony to be found in nature, and communicate to the viewer what is already known on some level, but has perhaps been forgotten.

I am often intrigued by the sight of an ordinary object sitting on a table. It may be the shape, colors, light, or gesture that first captures my attention. The object will resonate with a feeling or theme in my mind and become the catalyst for a painting idea. An onion, for example, may be simple and dignified or complex and flamboyant. Things are painted according to what they suggest to me at a particular time or over a length of time. I strive to communicate the presence of the eternal or timeless in the everyday objects of life.

The still lifes are always painted directly from life. Through the presence of the object, I am able to be more sensitive to its form and capture subtle effects of light. I usually paint on small to medium size canvases or panels to preserve the intimacy of the moment portrayed and I keep the objects no larger than life size. The paintings are executed in oils using a combination of direct painting and glazing techniques. They are characterized by the chiaroscuro effects of light and shadow often employed by the old masters to enhance the feeling of three dimensional form. The painting of still life enables maximum control of arrangement, light, and color, which have evolved into an expressive language for me, going beyond mere representation.

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