Dynamic and Fanciful
Terry McMahon, a retired art teacher from Menlo Park School District, CA, taught middle and elementary school art for 23 years. She has traveled and lived around the world, from a small village on the outskirts of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, to a suburban neighborhood in Singapore. Her art work is influenced by her collection and love of folk art from the places that she has lived, and the many third world markets, bazaars, and artisan homes that she has visited. She combines a strong sense of design with a bold use of color, and she gravitates toward sculptural shapes and forms. She enjoys rearranging and redefining forms, whether in architecture, plants, animals or people. Most of her work is imaginative, while some is decorative, and even fanciful.
Terry resides in Palo Alto, California, and you can find her painting in her home studio, surrounded by her folk art, and her two dachshunds, Lucy and Dulce.