El Paso Native Terrance Flores debuts first collection, Sweetscapes–El Paso Through the Eyes of Terrace Flores at The Art Avenue Gallery. Recreating Southwest landscapes, Flores uses soft colors and velvety brush strokes. His artwork primarily depicts Southwestern vegetation and animals.
Flores grew up sketching and observing his father paint Southwestern landscapes but he did not realize he had his father’s talent. “This past summer, I thought I would practice my brush strokes, but instead of letters I drew clouds, cacti, and animals,” said Flores.
A carpenter by trade, he now utilizes his graphic design background to conjure Post-Impressionist-inspired pieces with a Borderplex twist. He uses oils and paints on vintage panels such as boards or various appliances. His multi-dimensional approach involving the layering of colors exemplify movement, perspective and texture throughout his self-proclaimed graphic-contemporary artwork.
“When I first noticed Flores’s work, I was drawn into the use of colors and how each stroke created movement,” said Kimberly Rene’ Vanecek, owner of the Art Avenue Gallery. “I was surprised to learn he’s only been painting for less than a year. He’s a rare find.”
Flores’ work will be on display throughout the month of February.
The Art Avenue Gallery hours are Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. and Mon. by appointment only, at 1618 Texas Ave. Suite E. For additional information or questions, please email email@example.com or call 915.213.4318.