Trips throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California in the family station wagon were a
big part of Terry’s childhood, forming strong memories of the Southwest in the 50s and 60s.
During the mid-seventies, a passion for art led Terry to numerous classes, workshops, and
university extension courses in figure drawing, graphic design and illustration, including studies
of the works of the Golden Age Illustrators, a heavy influence on her current style. In 1978,
Terry put her training into use by illustrating for land development firms in Southern California.
After 15 years of the left-brain world of architects and engineers, Terry left her job and co-
founded a commercial art business in murals and faux-finishing for contractors, developers, and
private residences in Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, and Rancho Bernardo in San Diego County.
Since 2006, Terry has focused exclusively on the development of a fine art career that has
strong roots in Golden Age Illustration and California Impressionism. Although she has studied
under several nationally-known artists, she attributes most of her influence to Robert Moore
and Michael Steirnagle, both of whom taught the foundational principles of fine art, along with
the light and color of Impressionism.
After moving to Bozeman, Montana, in 2008, she and her daughter, artist Whitney Hall,
founded Cobalt Moose Art Studios where Terry is a full-time painter.
Terry has been featured in several national shows since 2012: Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other
Half of the West 2014 & 2015, where she won two consecutive awards; The Russell in 2013 &
2014; The Western Masters Art Show & Sale 2012 & 2013; The 45th Annual Mountain Oyster
Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale; 2014 Small Works Great Wonders; and 2014
Coeur d'Alene Galleries Miniatures by the Lake. In addition for 2015, she will also be shown in
The Heart of the West Live Auction in Coeur d’Alene, ID; The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in
Cody, WY; and Traveling the West: Horses, Wagons, Trains, Planes, & Automobiles in Dallas, TX,
along with repeat appearances in many of the other shows listed above.
She is currently represented by Mountain Trails in Jackson Hole, WY, and Park City, UT, Lovetts
Gallery in Tulsa, OK, Dick Idol Signature Gallery in Whitefish, MT, and Cimarron Sky Gallery in