Since I wrote about California painter Terry Miura in 2007, his website has been redone and updated with new paintings, divided into sections for Landscapes, Cityscapes, Figurative and Small Works.
Miura’s softly geometric, atmospheric paintings emphasize color harmony and composition and have an emotional resonance for those brief, almost unnoticed moments when we are struck by time of day, slanting light, passing shadows and hints of change.
While light plays an important part of many of his compositions, particularly the cityscapes, it is more often the role of atmosphere that defines the work, not just in the sense of muted colors and decreased value contrasts, but in a palpable feeling of being surrounded by air of a certain kind, of warm sun or cool mist.
Miura teaches figure painting at the School of Light and Color in Fair Oaks, CA, as well as teaching occasional workshops. He has recently published a painting demo booklet from his plein air painting workshops.