Terri Taber grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in fine art with an emphasis in painting. After the University she attended Santa Barbara City College where she earned her Associate degree in Nursing. For approximately the next 25 years she worked as a registered nurse in the Santa Barbara area.
Terri, however, never put down her pencil and paper. An avid drawer she would find time for art classes when possible. In the late 1990s she started working with pastels and has round them to be her favorite art media. Terri’s main subject matter is the countryside. Wide open spaces are Terri’s favorite places to be. Her goal is to provide to others through her artwork the freedom that these scenes elicit.
Terri is an award-winning artist who continues to be mentored by notable artists Burt Collins and Richard McKinley. Terri belongs to the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Santa Barbara Art Association as well as the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast. She contributes annually to the Children’s Creative Project with a large chalk painting at the I Madonnari festival in Santa Barbara every Memorial Day.