John Charles Terelak is recognized as one of America's finest living impressionists. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he received formal art instruction at the Vesper George School of Fine Art. Terelak's love of paint and canvas and his thorough understanding of color theory and paint technique eventually led him to become Headmaster of the Gloucester Academy of Fine Art. As demand for his work grew, it eventually became necessary for John to devote his full energies to the creation of his own paintings. Since making that decision he has enjoyed outstanding success in his career. In addition to his beautiful work in oil, Terelak is also a master in watercolor and pastel. He is also a past President of The New England Watercolor Society.
While the subject matter of Terelak's paintings is diverse, the 'Terelak touch' is unmistakable in each of his works. John does a considerable amount of location work. He loves to set his easel up in the woods and chase the passing light with his brush and paints. He documents the beauty of his surroundings and posterity is somewhat the richer for every canvas he completes. John resides in Massachusetts with his wife Pat and their four children.