Archives for Terpening, Sonya

Style Change

It all started in September 2021, when Western artist Sonya Terpening was honored as a distinguished alumni at an Oklahoma State University (OSU) football game. When her name and image were flashed on the jumbotron at halftime, another alumni and major supporter OSU, recognized her and realized he had purchased one of her works several years earlier. He decided to do some research into her art career. At the time, Terpening was in the third major evolution of her style. After earning an art degree from OSU, she had begun her career as a Western watercolor artist and had achieved
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The Studio of Sonya Terpening

For want of a door to close, Sonya Terpening’s studio was born. Really. How would you feel if you left work at night and your work stood outside your kitchen begging you to return, demanding your undivided attention? That is pretty much the experience Terpening had until a little more than a year ago when her work life changed for the better. Terpening is excited about her new studio, having recently taken over the master bedroom on the second floor in the Grapevine, Texas, home she has shared with her husband Mark for 28 years. In many respects, Terpening believes
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