Terry’s art was originally inspired by the beautiful surroundings around her previous home in Bracebridge, Ontario; noted for seasonal displays that dazzle the eye. Terry quickly discovered that her artistic endeavors allowed her to appreciate the richness of hues that embrace and surround us each day. In Muskoka Terry studied with several well know artists, including Richard Karon, and her oil paintings were sold in several Muskoka galleries.
Upon moving to Toronto, where she worked as a High-School Guidance-Counsellor, Terry was introduced to encaustic art . She quickly fell in love with the process of creating bold and vibrant works from melted bees-wax. Terry took courses at both the Toronto and Haliburton Schools of Art, where she learned the skills of using blow-torches, heat-guns, and irons to blend and float her pigmented waxes, as well as various techniques used to sculpt and create dimensional pieces of work. In Toronto Terry had several successful Solo and Group showings of her encaustic art at Ban Navae Art Gallery, as well as Community Art shows.
Recently Terry and her husband Jeff have moved to Belleville. Here she is eagerly becoming familiar with the artistic community. Terry has been the featured artist at The Quinte Arts Council Gallery, as well as having her works displayed as banners in their on line newspaper “The Umbrella”. Terry has also participated in the “Art and Wine Show” and her works may be viewed at Gallery 121 where she is a member.
As Terry awakens each day to a glorious view of the Bay of Quinte, she is inspired to capture her surroundings , impressions, and sensations through the flow of wax.