Watercolor is my first love, my first art experience. Since picking up a watercolor brush at the beckoning of my grandmother; I have tried diligently to study and master the art of painting with this medium. After years of painting with watercolors, I still know there is much to learn.
I taught Art for 15 years in two small secondary schools in Texas. Teaching allowed me to be exposed to many other art media. I became very interested and excited about photography, colored pencil, and jewelry-making also. The challenges and newness of the different media inspire me daily. The last few years I have traveled and been blessed with experiencing life in Texas, Hawaii, Oregon, and Thailand. I enjoy creating art work from the beauty that surrounds me. You should see all the photographs I have taken!
In addition to creating artwork, I also enjoy writing. I have three blogs. The first is My Creativity Blog, http://mycreativityblog.com, where I share my thoughts on creativity and the artistic process. The second is Art For Homeschool, http://www.artforhomeschool.com, which is a website devoted to helping parents give their children art instruction through various ways. I share my insight through articles about art education. The site also has a membership portion with video art lessons I wrote, filmed, and produced. I am also starting an online art show for homeschool students through this website.
The third blog I have just started. I am going to include some of my art, genealogy work, thoughts and photographs of my travels. It is http://www.terryhollidaygiltner.com. I also have a website where you can see my art. It is Watercolors By Terry, http://www.watercolorsbyterry.com.
So, you can call me an artist, art teacher, filmmaker, writer, patron of the arts, mother, and grandmother. I guess you could say I am a creative person with many interests. I thank God daily for all the creative blessings he has given me. I hope you enjoy viewing my work. Please come back often.