About Terri McGhee

Terri McGhee is a lifelong artist with a personal story as richly layered as her magnificent acrylic paintings. She graduated high school early to attend Bauder Fashion College in Miami. There, she earned a degree in fashion merchandising while also building a career as a model for legendary designer Christian Dior. Discovering she loved the limelight, Terri later enjoyed success as a performing artist singing solo concerts across the US.

Today, she celebrates her love of beautiful things through contemporary abstract paintings as well as designing custom selenite furnishings. Her goal as an artist is to inspire others to have an emotional response to her pieces. Art should speak to the viewer and perhaps trigger a memory of an occasion or spark inspiration in some way. Through her work, Terri continues to bring people joy and express herself creatively. 

Balancing her time between painting and home furnishing design, she has a significant following, counting A-list interior designers and C-suite executives among her clients. Capturing moments that are full of emotion is the key to her art. Her art has appeared in retail stores along with smaller shops and has been seen on catalogs, on line shopping, and in fund raising events, has been licensed for mobile phone and tablet covers and  home accessories. 

Terri and her husband live in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. They are proud parents to two successful sons and two adorable pups named Tinker and Bella. 


BA in Fashion Design, Bauder Fashion College, Miami, FL
BS in Business Admin. , Athens State University, Athens, AL

About the Art

Each piece is unique, as it is an extension of Terri's feelings, mood and inspiration during the period in which it was created. Paintings vary greatly in color, scale and style in addition to an uncommon range of materials and techniques used in the creation of each painting. Custom selenite furnishings are designed with the idea of adding style and grace to a home. Each stone is individually selected by Terri from her exclusive network of selenite miners. Terri then designs the mounting bases and hardware and has each piece constructed by her exclusive manufacturer. Each item is individually made with careful attention to detail and finish quality. 

One common thread that connects all of her painted works is her unique layering process. These are not simple designs that cover the canvas with a thin layer of random strokes. Each painting is the result of Terri's focus on developing texture, depth and a complex visual story. It is through this layering process, Terri believes, that her emotions are conveyed to the viewer and the art itself truly comes to life.

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Artist Terri McGhee

Artist Terri McGhee