Terry was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and credits his older brother for recognizing his talent for art at a young age and shepherding his ability. Terry received his BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, thereafter, serving a brief stint in the commercial art field before pursuing his passion for wildlife art fulltime.
Terry’s chosen medium is pastel. Originally working in oil, Terry turned away from the medium and to pastels in an effort to push himself away from the hyper-realism straight jacketing his work. Pastels provided a needed challenge and allowed him to capture his own perspective of nature. Terry’s work is characterized by loose untamed strokes, negative spaces, and a sense of captured motion.
His awards include, 8th Annual Pastel 100 Competition/The Art Spirit Foundation/ Dianne B. Bernhard Gold medal Award for Excellence, NatureWorks Art Show Best of Show-2D 2011, RMEF 2010 Featured Artist/ Reno NV, to name a few and has been featured in numerous publications, including Wildlife Art and the Pastel Journal.
Terry’s artwork is currently on display at The Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson WY and Park City UT; Montana Trails Gallery, Bozeman MT; Lovetts Fine Art Gallery, Tulsa OK and Gallery 330, Fredericksburg, TX. Terry lives in Omaha Nebraska with his wife, Deb.