Paintings by Abstract Expressionist Terry W. McCullough (b. 1951

Fine art photographer; advertising production artist; and award-winning director/cinematographer for commercial films, Terry W. McCullough is making a name for himself in yet another visual art form. Today, his sweeping, abstract expressionistic canvases are featured in solo and group shows; prized by corporate and private collectors; and a catalyst for commissioned works.

From the dark room to the film set to the edit suite, Terry’s achievements provide the foundation for his newest creative pursuit. But he is more than the sum of his experience. Part colorist, part chemist, part engineer, the Texas-born artist finds nothing more challenging — or invigorating — than experimenting with different pigments and mediums to create surprising textures and unexpected dimensionality.

He is fascinated by the ancient art of encaustic and its ability to transform a painting. In one experiment, he applied a patchwork of gesso to a painted canvas, then splattered the surface with hot encaustic. The alchemy of those ingredients produced a textural effect he describes as “amazing.”

For Terry, such discoveries are the key to taming temperamental mediums and creating paintings that defy the flatness and stillness of the canvas. These are works with such depth and fluidity that you’ll swear the paint is moving.

Paintings by Terry W. McCullough:

Row One: Eggplant Incognito (2014)
Oil & Encaustic On Canvas 36” X 48” unframed

Row Two: Lofty Snoisserpxe In Reverse (2014)
Oil On Canvas 72” X 60” unframed

Row Three: Buttercream (2014)
Oil & Encaustic On Canvas 36” X 48” unframed

Row Four: One Turn To The Right (2005)
Mixed Media–Oil on Canvas With Oxide Stain, Metal Treated in Hydrochloric Acid 47 7/8” X 42” unframed

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