After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design Terry worked in the commercial art field as an illuminated sign designer then as Art Director for Western Living Magazine (Calgary Branch).
During this time he also created fine art paintings in hopes of one day painting on a full time basis. His dream came true when in 1986 Terry had built up a following and decided to leave the commercial arts field and pursue painting full time. Since that time he has developed a reputation for supplying unique works of art in a multitude of mediums and styles to both the private and corporate sectors and has exhibited at the local, national and international levels. Terry’s artwork is in the collections of, or has been commission by corporations such as Canada Post, Environment Canada, The Royal Tyrrell Museum, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The United Way, The City of Calgary, Medicine Hat Museum, Trans Canada Pipeline, Vancouver General Hospital, and The Esso Art Collection.
Inspired by a family member coming out as being transgender Terry has been motivated to start a series of paintings, drawings, photographic collages along with sculptural pieces entitled “Trans4mation,” that portrays the trials and tribulations of gender identity and transformation.
In his spare time Terry loves to cook, travel and write fiction literature, with his manuscript entitled “Boxes” placing in the top ten in the “2014 Clive Cussler Adventure In Writing Competition.”