By AlixSandra Parness

With no shortage of inspiration, Artist of the Month Teri Rochford engages our senses with her love of nature.  Drawing from life on her 24 acre farm in northern Utah and surrounding areas, she loves to take paint and brush outdoors and become immersed in the sounds and smells of her subjects.  The softly running water of a stream, the hoofs of horses and their riders, the wind that rustles nearby trees all call the heart of this artist into action.  The paintings that come alive on paper or canvas touch a place in the soul of the viewer that makes you feel as if you are there.

Teri is an award winning artist and current President of the Southern Utah Watercolor Society, and member of the Virgin Valley Artists’ Association.  Her creative visions of the world that surrounds us is on exhibition at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, part of the Mesquite Fine Arts Center, all during the month of August.  You can meet Teri at our July reception Thursday, August 22, from 4-6pm.  Gallery receptions are free and open to the public.

The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery is located at 15 W. Mesquite Blvd., Monday through Saturday, 10am – 4pm; call 702-346-1338 with any questions.