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Terry Trambauer Norris

Grey Jug with Egg Cups Iron Pot with Onions The Candy Jar Iron Cauldron
Oil Can with Measuring Cup Christmas Cookies#2 Good Fortune Cat Mussel Shells with Lemon
Camelias on Red Pomegranate#3 Small Delft Vase Three Onions, One Red
Peaches and Sugar Oil Can with Onions Three Turnips Sweet Potatoes and Beets
Camellia in Ball Jar Beer and Bread

Red and White Camelias Cut Lime in Glass Cut Oranges with Delft Half Grapefruuit with Cherry
Half Peeled Tangerine Tea and Shortbread Yellow Rose and Egg Cup Three Beets on Red
Broken Garlic Hard Candy on Black Licorice Candy Peeling Shallot
Two Cherries Yellow Onion Rose Soap Two Boiler Onions
Palette Cup with Lid Yellow Pear and Pear Tomato Dudley and Marley

Artist's Still Life Statement













Grey Jug with Egg Cups
Grey Jug with Egg Cups    18x24    Sold    6,200 USD
Jury's top 50 at Salon International San Antonio Texas, April 2008
Tamsin L. Holzer Memorial Award at The Annual Open Exhibition of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York City October 2008

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Iron Pot with Onions
Iron Pot with Onions    16x20    Sold    4,500 USD
Winner of Award of excellence - Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition 2007
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The Candy Jar
The Candy Jar    16x20    5,800 USD
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Iron Cauldron
Iron Cauldron with Meat    24x30 Oil on Linen   10,500 USD
Accepted into the 2015 OPA National Juried Exhibition
Currently at Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston

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Oil Can with Measuring Cup
Oil Can with Measuring Cup    12x16    sold
Winner of Award of Excellence - Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition 2009
Prints Available (Giclée on Canvas or Paper)
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Christmas Cookies#2
Christmas Cookies#2    11x14    2,400 USD
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Good Fortune Cat
Good Fortune Cat    14x18    sold
Prints available (Giclée on canvas or paper)
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Mussel Shells with Lemon
Mussel Shells with Lemon    12x14    Sold    2,400 USD
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Camelias on Red
Camelias on Red    11x14    2,800 USD
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Pomegranate#3
Pomegranate#3    10x14    sold
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Small Delft Vase
Small Delft Vase    12x16    sold
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Three Onions, One Red
Three Onions, One Red    10x14    sold
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Turnips with Garlic
Turnips with Garlic    12x16    sold
Chosen for Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition - 2008
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Peaches and Sugar
Peaches and Sugar    14x18    oil on linen    4,600 USD
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Camellia in Ball Jar
Camellia in Ball Jar    16x12    2,800 USD
Award of Excellence in The Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition October 2008
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Oil Can with Onions
Oil Can with Onions    11x15    sold

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Sweet Potatoes and Beets
Sweet Potatoes and Beets    20x24    6500 USD Sold
Chosen for OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition 2011
prints available (giclée on canvas or paper)
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Beer and Bread
Beer and Bread    14x18 Oil on Linen    Sold
prints available (giclée on canvas or paper)
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Red and White Camelias
Red and White Camelias    10x10.5 Oil on Linen    2200 USD
prints available (giclée on canvas or paper)
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Cut Lime in Glass
Cut Lime in Glass    8x10    sold
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Cut Oranges with Delft
Cut Oranges with Delft    9x12    sold
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Half Grapefruit with Cherry
Half Grapefruuit with Cherry    8x10    Sold    1,100 USD
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Half Peeled Tangerine
Half Peeled Tangerine    7x10    sold
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Tea and Shortbread
Tea and Shortbread    9x12    2,400 USD
Currently at Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston
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Yellow Rose and Egg Cup
Yellow Rose and Egg Cup    8x12    sold
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Three Beets on Red
Three Beets on Red    6x12    Sold
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Broken Garlic
Broken Garlic    8x10    Sold
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Dudley and Marley
Dudley and Marley    6x8 Oil on Panel    NFS
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Hard Candy on Black
Hard Candy on Black    5x5    sold
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Licorice Candy
Licorice Candy    5x5    sold
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Peeling Shallot
Peeling Shallot    5x5    sold
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Two Cherries
Two Cherries    5x5    sold
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Yellow Onion
Yellow Onion    5x5    sold
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Rose Soap
Rose Soap    5x5    sold
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Two Boiler Onions
Two Boiler Onions    5x5    sold
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Palette Cup with Lid
Palette Cup with Lid    5x7 Oil on Canvas Panel    350 USD
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Yellow Pear and Pear Tomato
Yellow Pear and Pear Tomato    5.25x6.25 Oil on Canvas Panel    350 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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