Past And Present

Contributed by Terri Pfister

Terri Pfister will be hanging prints and originals, Past and Present, from February 22 through May 21 at Loose Moose Café, next to Value Village in Wasilla. Terri paints with vibrant color schemes, attempting to bring happiness and smiles to everyone who sees her work. Come enjoy the whimsical moose and snow people designs or the detailed pen and ink stipple illustrations. Loose Moose Café is the perfect spot to showcase Terri’s diverse talents and skills as an artist/illustrator.  

About The Artist: 

Terri Pfister has enjoyed drawing and painting since she was nine years old, after her grandmother gave her a couple of Walter Foster’s drawing books and a few art supplies. At the age of twelve, Terri’s Girl Scout leader signed her up for an adult oil painting course in Southern California. In high school, Terri studied art and photography as often as she could, until her family moved to Florida. 

During Terri’s junior and senior years, the high school offered no art classes. Terri substituted the lack of art classes by becoming a member of the newspaper staff; shooting and developing photos, designing page layouts, creating ads and her own cartoon strip. Terri purchased her first 35mm camera and took B&W photography at the local college during her senior year. 

Terri took one year of commercial art from Mid Florida Technical Institute and studied three more years in graphic design while working at the college library as their production assistant. Terri received scholarships from the local art and public relations organizations in Leesburg, Florida. In 1985, Terri received her degree in graphic design with a heavy focus on art history. 

Since then, Terri has worked various design positions including working as a freelance artist over the past 30 years, creating advertising, logos and custom art. Over the past 20 years, Terri has donated several original works and prints to local charities and public schools in the Mat-Su School District. Currently, Terri paints vibrant and whimsical pieces with gouache, acrylic and watercolor on canvas or arches 140 lb. paper. 

In the past two years, Terri has hosted public and private painting sessions for small groups of novice to beginner painters. Terri creates custom original images for each event and walks through her methods of working with acrylic paints or watercolors, providing easy to follow step by step instructions.  

All prints and originals and will be available for sale during the show. 

Contact Terri at 907-354-5922 or