Terri Allender moved to Vail from Denver in 1974, having
always wanted to live in the mountains. She began painting in 2007 and has
worked in charcoal, pastels, watercolor and oil. She helped found the Vail
Valley Art Guild in 2014 with 10 other artists. After she retired in 2016 from
being a mental health therapist, she was able to devote more time to art but
discovered she didn’t enjoy selling her work. She decided to donate her
proceeds to local nonprofit The Sherpa Foundation and added Trio Therapy
Partners as a recipient when she moved to Eagle in 2017 and began volunteering
with the horse-assisted physical and occupational therapy organization.
Allender loves painting landscapes, like this painting of Vail, as well as
animals, especially portraits.
See Terri Allender ’s work, “Waiting for the World,” in the Alpine Bank 2021 Calendar during the month of February!