A Dream Realized

Categories: 2024 May-June Issue, Acrylic, Landscape, and Terbush, Dale.

Dale Terbush hasn’t kept count of the number of paintings he’s created during the course of his career—but, if he had to guess, he thinks the tally would be close to 10,000.

Terbush, who has been painting vibrant, light-infused landscapes for almost 55 years, works fast. When people often ask him how he is able to paint so quickly, he has a ready answer: “How many times do you have to paint a tree before you understand what a tree looks like? The same goes for clouds, mountains, anything,” he says. “How many times do you paint them before you know how to paint them?”

When he sits down to paint, Terbush doesn’t rely on photographs or other reference materials. He only does so when he’s painting something specific, such as the Grand Tetons. He prefers to paint from his imagination so he can put trees and mountains wherever he wants them to be.

Read the full article in the May/June 2024 issue.

In the Corner of Dreams

60″ by 48″

A Glow From the Heart, A Glow From Heaven

24″ by 36″