TERRY SONNTAG is a long-time resident of rural Los Angeles County. He is an adjunct professor and a connoisseur of antiques, decorative and fine art for decades. His exposure from his antiques business, professional development and antique appraisal practice guided him to a greater interest and appreciation for California Impressionism.
In 2009, Terry picked up a brush and put oil to canvas and never looked back. A few months later, he sold his first painting; a rendering of the well known Vasquez Rocks. He is inspired by artists Karl Dempwolf, Frank Serrano and S. Taylor Tredway.
In 2011, NBC purchased four of his works and utilizes them as “stage setting” in the prime time television series “PARENTHOOD”. Have you seen them? Yes, the Vasquez Rocks grace the bedroom wall of Christina and Adam!
Terry expresses his feelings in the style of California artists that captured the sense of the early 20th Century. These artists sought the views of the coast, canyons, mountains valleys, deserts and beyond. The majority of his paintings capture views of local California areas, including the San Gabriel, Sierra Pelona and High Sierra mountain ranges, as well as desert and sea scapes.
Terry belongs to the Santa Clarita Artist’s Association, California Art Club and Bear Valley Springs Cultural Art Association. He is an accredited member of Appraisers National Association and a retired member of the International Society of Appraisers. He is a panel member of antique appraisal events in Pasadena (Rose Bowl) and Santa Clarita.
Terry Sonntag joined Fine Art America on March 14th, 2013.