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“I am driven to recreate the beautiful scenes of awe and wonder I encounter wherever I am. Everyday I meet the dual challenge of finding an inspiring scene and creatively translating with paint. Seizing the opportunity to paint live, on site (plein air), as part of a fundraising event or as a personal outlet connects my to this world. I love sharing and coaching others to develop their personal talent. I am fortunate in my life. Being an artist is a role I happily play.”  Terry Klaaren -Studio & Plein air Artist

Terry Klaaren on ladder at Edison Elementary
Terry Klaaren with a creative mural in process at Edison Elementary, Tampa, FL 

Bikes in Cody, Wyoming
"Bikes at the Irma in Cody, Wyoming"
 Winner Honorable Mention, 2010

Portrait of Conductor Gustavo Dudamel
with the Vienna Philharmonic at the 
Norton Center in Danville, KY. Oct 2010

Medici Grotto, Paris
Medici Grotto, Paris (painted Plein Air) 

Trout Creek Bridge
Trout Creek Bridge, Thonotosassa, FL

For my latest work, displays or class info- Please click to my Upcoming Shows Page - or "friend me" on FaceBook!


Friendly and personable, his Murals are everywhere from private residences to a professional list including schools, hospitals, clinics, community centers, restaurants, retail businesses and active tourist spots such as hotels, night clubs, and amusement parks. Working with a client to customize each project  has made his work popular with all who have engaged his services.   

Fine Art

Recpient of numerous awards, Klaaren's formal art education was enriched by personal study of Masterworks in major European and US cities. Enhanced by a variety of projects for the movie and amusement industries and utilizing self-invented tools for murals, faux surfaces and 3-D projects, Klaaren's diverse abilities evolved into his style of realistic impressionism.

With a vast collection of personal travel photographs, he creatively visualizes his own or his clients ideas on canvases of landscapes, city scenes, or candid portraits. His posters and Limited Edition prints are enthusiastically collected.

CLASSES- offered to Adults & Teens, Young Artists & Home Schooled. "Plein air"- painting on site workshops are offered during cooler winter/spring months. Information and schedule can be found on my Upcoming Shows Page on this website.

Event Painting
Sometimes an event can use the positive energy that only an artist painting on-site can deliver. As a proven crowd-pleaser, Klaaren adds his imagination, personable art conversation and talent to any large or small scale event- from sponsored events & conventions to private parties and weddings. 

Have Brush - Must Travel- Plein air Painting

Combining the joy of painting plein air (on location) while creating memorable heirloom art  gives Klaaren the perfect blend of purpose and pleasure.

By painting on site at events or while on the road, Klaaren creates personal memories that are unique to the client. See the Have Brush- Must Travel or Upcoming Events pages for the next opportunity to order a painting from his travel destinations or join one of his "Painting Outside" workshops.

Upcoming Events

Watch this page for listing of exhibits, shows, CLASSES and on-going events! Klaaren will also announce his Have Brush- Must Travel destinations on this page in plenty of time to request one of the limited number of paintings he offers Plein Air!

For selected Limited Edition prints, please e-mail us or call (813) 985-9200.

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