The Pine Center for the Arts welcomes Terri Huro-Torgerson as the featured artist in August. Her watercolors are inspired by wildlife, ravens and crows in particular.
Huro-Torgerson, a Mora native and only child, grew up loving art and getting help with her ‘crazy ideas’ from her father. As she got older, art became less of a focus, but she continued to dabble in photography, acrylic painting and oil painting. Four years ago, she tried watercolors and became reconnected to her art.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the medium, Huro-Torgerson refers to her work in more synergetic terms. “Working with watercolor is a relationship,” she said. “You work together to create the piece because watercolor doesn’t want to be controlled.”
As her skills progressed, she’s introduced other elements, like salt, into her work, as well as playing with color and different color combinations. And Huro-Torgerson enjoys the carefree nature of watercolors as well. “Clean-up is so much easier with watercolor! I can splatter and be free making messes and not worry about it,” she said.
Huro-Torgerson, now living in Quamba, about a mile from where she grew up, enjoys her small community, serving as a member of the city council. Huro-Torgerson and her husband nurture an organic garden along with chickens, ducks, quail, rabbits and pigs. She has worked at Prizm Tattoo for more than 11 years as a tattoo artist and body piercer.
Huro-Torgerson’s watercolors will be featured at the Pine Center for the Arts throughout August, with an opening reception 4-7 p.m. on August 12.