Terry studied drawing and painting at Sunderland College of Art - and followed a career in Graphic Design/Advertising, culminating in running a team of Designers in Lancaster as senior founding partner of R&H Design.
Since he owned and ran a successful Graphic Design business for most of his working life, the processes used in his professional work have influenced the way Terry process and interprets what he sees when he paints. Terry is very conscious of selecting subjects that have a strong composition/structure. It may also be noticeable that he favours for his landscapes a very high horizon - or indeed no sky at all - and will often interpret areas in a simple composition in great detail in a flat graphic style. Terry always feels it necessary to paint in series - so what starts out as a single idea or image - may well end up as a collection of eight to twelve paintings.