You Have The Ability To Make Beautiful Paintings

     Welcome! It’s My Job To Help You Unlock It

Pro Hockey To Art

After attending Miami University in Ohio on a Division One ice hockey scholarship, I fulfilled a childhood dream of playing professional ice hockey in Herisau, Switzerland.

As a young kid, between hockey games I would run up to my grandfather’s art studio to see what he was working on. I always had a love for drawing and throughout my adult life, despite pushing it away at times, art has always come back to find me. 

Over a period of years, I went from zero plein air painting know how, to full time plein air landscape painter winning awards and selling my paintings at the easel, in galleries, top shows, and private commissions.

Which is exactly why I’m here.

My desire is to help you unlock your ability to plein air paint and pursue your passion to do what you love. 

Currently I reside in the mountains of Colorado with my wife, two daughters and painting partner, our dog Millie.

Art Students League Of Denver

When I enrolled at the prominent Art Students League of Denver, oil painting became my passion. I was taught by all the top professional Denver artists like Quang Ho, Ron Hicks, Doug Dawson, and others.

Subsequently, I was chosen to do a formal apprenticeship with accomplished plein air oil painter Don Sahli, who did an apprenticeship with Sergei Bongart, a legendary Russian Impressionist. 

“The best way to learn plein air painting is to follow somebody’s work that you love, then learn their techniques, and then find your own painting style.” –Terry Ouimet.

Apprenticeship In Russian Impressionism

You are in the right place if you need help getting started with plein air oil painting.

My fastest learning curve occurred when I studied plein air painting from a real pro who is trained in Russian Impressionism-Don Sahli. 

This style of painting teaches you to “see” the landscape and put it on your canvas quickly with bold, thick beautiful large brush strokes. 

I can help you transform your desire to plein air paint from blank canvas to beautiful artwork.

It can happen.

Learning Plein Air- Do what you love.

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What’s Your Story?

We live and work near Montrose, Colorado which is twenty minutes from 14,000 foot majestic mountains and our family spends all our free time here enjoying activities in all seasons.

If you share our passion for the great outdoors or pursuing your favorite hobby and want to learn plein air painting, we would love to serve you.

Let’s get started now together!

Happy Customers

Well done!  I am an art major but I am learning more from these plein air videos than in college! Thanks so much for simplifying & discussing your color choices. Paint on!

Terry Ouimet artist


YouTube subscriber to Learning Plein Air channel

“Terry helped me achieve depth in my paintings, he took me to the next level in my plein air journey. I love his teaching style.”

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Dan P.

YouTube Subscriber and LPA student