Artists > Terry Tsu

My art is an exploration of materials and emotion.

I paint how I feel. Sometimes my paintings are frenzied, full of raw emotion. Sometimes I need to slow myself down and use painting as a sort of meditation or cerebral exercise. My artwork changes as I go through phases or experiment with materials; working large vs. working small, painting on canvas vs. painting on wood, using oil vs. acrylic.

I don’t usually plan the piece. I like to start out in ‘play’ mode, not thinking too much and not afraid to take risks. At some point in the process, though, I switch to problem-solving mode. It’s a constant back-and-forth between the two. In the end, I hope my work has both energy and balance and is interesting to look at.

Terry's website:
www.terrytsu.com

© Terry Tsu

Origami
Mixed media on wood panel
21" x 18"
My Colorful Past
Mixed media on wood panel
12" x 12"
Koi Pond
Oil on canvas
36" x 36"
Ginza
Mixed media on wood panel
14" x 14"
Drowning in Plastic
Mixed media on canvas
70" x 76"
Ambidextrous
Oil on canvas
48" x 60"
El Niño
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 20"
Unflappable
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
Two
Mixed media on wood panel
14" x 14"
Clear Sailing
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
Bonfire
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
I am certain of nothing
Mixed media on canvas
76" x 70"