President of Random Acts of Artists Inc.
Chairman Sharon Art Commission
As Western Pennsylvania native, Terry grew up working in the fields and roaming the woods of the family farm. These were the roots of his love for the outdoors and the beauty that he found there. He began drawing outdoor scenes and wildlife in pencil and in pen and ink. Entering several local township fair art shows, he found some success with his work winning blue ribbons in the youth category.
He continued his interest in art through his college years at Youngstown State University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. In college he discovered a real interest in photography. He later taught Graphic Design and Advertising courses at YSU as a Limited Service Professor.
Years later he turned back to photography as a hobby and began, selling and entering his photos in shows. He added painting to his skills when he began studying watercolor painting under the direction of Sherry Liscio in 2013. His images are a reflection of his enjoyment of the outdoors.
Terry's work has been accepted in several regional juried shows such as the Hoyt Center for the Arts Regional Juried Show, Valley Art Center's Unaltered Photography Show and the Butler Institute of American Arts National Mid-Year show. His work is also on display at several galleries including Gallery 29 of Sharon PA.
Terry's statement on his work is that people pass by so many wonderful sights. Sometimes it take the eye of an artist to discover, or make art from even the most common elements around us. Art can be found, made or imagined. The artist is the common element in all forms of art.