Tour Date: May 12-21, 2013 – CLOSED
About the Artist:
Terry was born in a small rural town of Castlemaine in central Victoria, Australia. The second eldest son of a gold miner, life brought its challenges in the early years. As a young man he was inspired by the countryside around him and as he began to draw, so began the ache in his heart for an artistic career. From a very young age Terry always desired to draw and paint anything that presented itself, animals, landscape, kitchen utensils, interiors, exteriors, people, etc., etc., etc. Nothing escaped him; it had to be portrayed in some way on paper or canvas.
He was encouraged with his first solo exhibition, which featured 24 black & white sketches of the local gold mining area. It was a sell out except for two pieces kept for the Artist’s private collection. Since this humble beginning, he is now one of Australia’s most sought after Artists, particularly in the field of watercolour. He works in other mediums, oils, pastels, acrylics, and drawing very successfully, with watercolour being his favourite. His subject matter is varied from landscape, seascape, and garden corners, capturing the romantic and melancholic splendour of this great land of Australia and the wonderful European street scenes and vistas he so loves
A gifted teacher of his craft, his students have become multiple award winners in their own right. His watercolour workshops in Australia and overseas always fill quickly. Terry is also a much sought after Judge for Art Shows, his integrity and honesty in this field places him in constant demand. Terry, together with his wife Beverley, operate Bethany Gallery in Bendigo, in central Victoria, Australia.
Terry is a major award winner and his work hangs in collections in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, U.K., U.S.A., Indonesia, Finland, and many other countries around the World. He has worked with Aboriginal groups in the Northern Territory with Murals and Watercolour Workshops with great success. He also worked extensively with Kosavar Refugees during their time of turmoil and temporary stay in Tasmania. This included Exhibitions, two large murals, and encouragement in the Arts. Year 2002 and 2003 brought Exhibitions in Finland with major sell- out exhibitions in Scandinavia in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. 2008 .
Other exhibitions are already booked across Australia and overseas for next year. Terry was commissioned by the RSL to paint an exhibition of the Kokoda Track. in PNG. He trekked and painted the Track in July 2008. He also conducted workshops in Tuscany in 2008/2009 and a workshop in the Greek Islands in 2010.He is already booked for The Greek islands and Tuscany for 2012 This Artist has a special talent, able to touch hearts and emotions with his paintings. He travels extensively across the Globe painting , exhibiting, and conducting Watercolour Workshops each year.
See more of Terry’s work here
*Painters have priority, but non-artist partners (shared accommodations only) are welcome to come and enjoy the island a their own pace.