Artists at Bellava Spa in Bedford Hills Westchester, NY
Bellava MedAesthetics & Spa is proud to show the work of local artists at our Bedford Hills spa.
Born in Bronxville, NY, and raised in Bedford/Mt. KIsco, NY; at an early age, Terreson had the pleasure of knowing what he was going to do. From kindergarten he was the school artist. In secondary schooling; it was clear that art would be his life. His Dad was his inspiration. Art instructors, Mr. & Mrs. Witherspoon, were his early mentors. Terreson excelled at art thanks to them. He earned a four-year Merit Scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he rose to the top of his classes. He found new inspiration in his new teachers and mentors: Ron Tardino, Robert Bruss, and Dennis Drummond. Jeffrey says, “Dennis was so important. I do not know if he has any idea what he meant to me.” In 1977, Terreson had the opportunity to attend a workshop/internship with several top artists in America including Robert Heindel and Mark English. Heindel’s paintings became the source of tremendous optimism in Terreson’s career. That experience focused Terreson’s goal. Upon graduation he returned to New York City to begin a career as an artist. For years, Terreson painted and supported himself through his fine art illustration. His artwork was published for many Fortune 500 companies and appeared in nationally recognized periodicals such as Time, Newsweek, TV Guide, Readers Digest and many more. After a great deal of success in the New York art scene, in 1996 Terreson decided it was time to raise his four children and take his art in a new direction. His fine art status is placing him in the countries top galleries. He currently works in a Neo-Impressionistic painting style that embraces the textures of both digital and traditional media. Hard lines, softer colors placed with out restriction from what he was taught. Terreson continues to steadily produce pieces, based on his original roots as a painter, while exploring and integrating elements of mixed media.
Ever since I can remember, design and color have been my touchstones. It is where I begin, and the guide I consult to the end. Design is the core of all my work; the very center of my initial connection. The creative impulse grabs me at any moment of the day. Always ready. Eyes triggered. It is a beloved curse. I could be inspired by an obscure image from a newspaper, how the sun hits a shape, or the angle of a shadow. The isolation of nature in its environment; the natural graphic. A design in a single rock, tree, water, person, or shape. Whatever it is, it becomes alone in place; framed by its setting, a simple design just sitting there…and the rest disappears. I love what I do.
Jennifer Llewellyn is a mixed media artist, designer, and printmaker who has exhibited widely in the tri-state area. She combines on paper a traditional sense of graphic art, with a more abstract vision, resulting in the suggestion of intense movement in some compositions, and, in others, of absolute stasis. Her monoprint series, “Sutras” are inspired by both her physical and spiritual journeys. An avid practitioner of yoga and a yoga teacher, Jennifer thinks of yoga as resembling the art she creates: a boundless expression of passion, grace, imagination, and strength. She was recently selected for inclusion in the Katonah Museum of Art’s “Contemporary Confrontations” exhibition, curated by Nan Rosenthal. Jennifer is currently getting a masters degree in the business of art and design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She began her artistic training at the School of Visual Arts in New York, has studied at the Art Students League of New York and graduated from the State University of New Paltz with a BFA in Graphic Design. She lives and works in Katonah, New York. For more information contact the artist at 917.991.4588 or visit www.reflectjen.com Visits to her Katonah studio are available by appointment.