In his most recent work painter David J. Teter takes a particular interest in the rough textures and muted colors of the industrial landscape.
Subjects like rusty sheet metal structures, corroded storage tanks and weathered railroad abutments give his compositions a strong geometry, and his controlled palette, often emphasized by the low value contrasts of overcast days, makes the textural aspects of his subjects more prominent.
Teter studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasedena, but has shifted his focus to gallery art. In addition to his industrial landscapes, his subjects include landscape, cityscape, seascape and figure.
Teter doesn’t have a website, but maintains an active blog titled Avid Art. You can browse through subjects for paintings within the blog posts by clicking on subject labels like “industrial painting” in the right sidebar of the blog.
In addition you can find his work on the sites of galleries in which he is represented, including Horizon Fine Art in Jackson, WY and the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA.
Teter’s work is currently the focus of a solo show at the Randy Higbee Gallery that is on view until October 14th, 2011.