Terry Denson has been an Army officer, public affairs officer for a Texas state agency, owner of a management development and training company and a full time cruising sailor.

Originally from Arizona, Terry Denson has lived in many parts of the United States and the eastern and western Caribbean and currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL on the Gulf Coast. These locations, and others to which she has traveled, are reflected in her paintings.

She studied drawing at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore and at other institutions, and has attended workshops with a number of prominent artists throughout the United States.  She began studying watercolor in 1995, shortly before beginning a six year sailboat cruise of the Eastern U.S., Bahamas, Caribbean, & Central America.   Seeking a medium that fit the limited space aboard her sailboat, Door Into Summer, she chose watercolors.  And yes, she had a cat named Pete.

After returning to land life she settled in Saint Petersburg and expanded her painting to acrylics and oils  but transparent watercolors remain her primary medium.  Her watercolors include many produced on Aquabord, a clay surfaced ground.  In 2003 she became a full-time artist.

She is a popular teacher and watercolor workshop instructor.  She has displayed in  numerous outdoor art festivals and organizational exhibitions throughout the country where she has received a number of awards.  She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and the Kentucky Watercolor Society.  Her paintings have been used as promotional materials by the Southern Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society, Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, and several art festivals throughout Florida.

She is active in the Florida Watercolor Society.  She served for three years as the digital director.  In 2017 she is the 3rd Vice-President, to be followed in 2018 as 2nd Vice-President, 2019 as 1sr Vice-President, and in 2020 as the President.

Abbey Fine Art,  4211 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

Art Education
Anne Arundel Community College, drawing studies, 1995
Maryland Institute, College of Art, drawing studies, 1994
Numerous workshops presented by gifted artists

General EducationM.B.A., St. Stephens College, Austin, TX, 1980
B.A., Northern Arizona University, 1970

MembershipsAmerican Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Florida Watercolor Society, signature member
Kentucky Watercolor Society, signature member
Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, signature member

Selected Public & Corporate Collections
Native Sun Resort, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL
Gulf Beaches Public Library, Madeira Beach, FL
Residence Suites, Clearwater, FL
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
SEA Software, Clearwater
Niles, Willis & Moore, CPAs, Key West
Driftwood Gardens, Apopka, FL
Osceola Country Commissioners, Kissimmee, FL
Liberty Court Reporting, Inverness, FL
The Plaza at Five Points, Sarasota, FL