Terry is best known for his memorable last name (origin unknown). However, most locals know him for his captivating oil paintings. Terry is inspired by the simple act of painting straight from the heart, using paint to capture nature, scenery, and images that moved him most, such as landscapes, trees and nature, birds, old rustic vehicles or buildings, and vintage signs.
With a keen interest and plenty of practice, Terry learned two skills early in life; art and music. He has been a musician for nearly his entire life, with a career as a drummer. Also, he started with being self-taught and recognized for his artistic skills in high school, then to a graphic arts degree, followed by a graphics career and business, and today he is a plein air and studio fine art painter. Terry’s art is a combination of influences of his graphics background and a desire to paint expressively.
Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SoCalPAPA)
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA)
2015 Honorable Mention: Orange County Fair, CA
Honorable Mention: Plein Air Competition, Orange County Fair, CA
Honorable Mention: Old Town Tustin Art Walk Plein Air Competition, Tustin, CA
2014 Third Place: Orange County Fair
2013 Honorable Mention: “Paint the Lake” Plein Air Quick Draw, Lake Arrowhead, CA
2012 First Place: First Annual “Paint the Lake” Plein Air Competition, Lake Arrowhead, CA
Second Place: Old Town Tustin Art Walk Plein Air Competition, Tustin, CA
2011 Honorable Mention: Plein Air Competition, SoCalPAPA
Third Place: “On Location” Plein Air Competition, SoCalPAPA