We are a husband and wife team that has merged our talents together to create this exclusive and exciting opportunity.
Our company is unique in that it was founded and is taught by a professional exhibiting artist and college level teacher with a BFA and MFA. Besides leading you through our event's painting, you will also learn the process, technique, and artistry for future paintings. You will still have fun, and enjoy the social aspect, but you will also learn how to be a painter from a real painter!
I have been teaching this step-by-step technique for over five years and love seeing my students get so excited by the artwork that they end up with at the end of the event!
I have been creating art since elementary school, when I was lucky enough to win an art contest and my prize was eating breakfast with the original Lone Ranger, actor Clayton Moore. I graduated college with both a BFA and an MFA degree. Since then, I have worn many artistic hats: gallery artist, commercial and editorial illustrator, college art professor, private art tutor, and award-winning writer/director for short films.
If you have seen any recent animated films, you may have caught my work as a lighting technical director. My films include the “Ice Age” series, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, “Robots”, “Horton Hears a Who” and several Oscar nominated shorts. Also if you enjoy the “Mad Men” tv show, keep an eye out for me since I was a background extra for the last few seasons!
Examples of Terry's Professional Studio work:
If interested in a commission or gallery art for sale:
I have spent my time pursuing many interests.
I am avidly working in the events industry. I have 18 years of experience working on catered events as a catering banquet manager, and as a wedding coordinator. My goal is to ensure the success and enjoyment of every event I am involved with. Customer service with a smile is my mantra.
As an actor, I have traveled the country and the world. I performed as Laura in the US national tour of "Laura Ingalls Wilder," in the international Broadway tour of "The Sound of Music", and sailed international waters while performing aboard Disney Cruise Line for 8 months. I performed Off Broadway in NYC, as well as here in Los Angeles with film and television favorites such as Ioan Gruffudd, Owain Yeoman, Keith David, Mindy Sterling, and Jean Louisa Kelly. I am also a professional Disney princess cosplayer at children's birthday parties, performing many Disney favorites such as Anna and Elsa, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. You may have also caught me performing at theme parks such as Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and California Adventure, and Universal Studios Hollywood.
I have also been seen on various television shows, including the Lifetime Movie Network and the Discovery Channel.
Other members of the Palate and Palette Family
Jarryd van Zyl and Kelsey Greathouse
Our extraordinary marketing and sales team.
This lovely couple brings their own artistic sensibilities to our family, as well as years of experience with customer service.
Private Chef Jennifer Sperling
If you are interested in gourmet delicacies for your event, Jennifer is the Palate to our Palette!
Jennifer is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has been working in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. After teaching her first cooking class party, Jennifer knew this is the career she wanted. She enjoys teaching and encouraging her students to get excited about food. She'll whip up delicious treats for you to eat during your painting class, right in your own kitchen!
Now 3 years old, Blake loves swimming, zipping around on his scooter, Disneyland, Bubble Guppies, and "cooking" in his kitchen.