Terri attended Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she worked at the Fredrick Layton Gallery, Brook Stevens Gallery, and managed the Student Gallery. She was a recipient of a Fredrick Layton scholarship, and graduated with a double major of Illustration and Drawing.
She then worked professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for five years, creating board games, book covers, and various print media, and five more years as a full-time illustrator for magazine and book publisher Kalmbach Publishing in Waukesha Wisconsin. Her work was featured regularly in magazines and on several covers including Astronomy, Earth, Birder’s World, Bead & Button, Model Railroader, Classic Toy Trains, The Writer, and more. She then persued her career as a freelance illustrator and fine artist while taking time at home with her two young children.
Next she was artist in residence at Summit Elementary designing graphics, and working with each art class to help develop a large pictoral map of Oconomowoc that every student had a chance to help paint on the playground.
She began painting and showing her work in local galleries, while exploring set painting for Silver Lake, Theater On Main, Oconomowoc High School, MainStage Dance, and Lake Country Playhouse.
She volunteered her time and talent for The Race For The Cure, The Rare Chair Affair, OHS Schools, The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, and OHS Band Aids to name a few. Feeling a passion to connect to and support the elderly, she created craft projects that families make together and include in care packages for homebound seniors in Waukesha County, and created a hand-made valentine project for seniors in local nursing homes.
Her work has been sold in several silent auctions such as the Chatfield Project, The Make Believe Ball, and the OAC Gala. In 2018 she designed and implemented a sculpture, funded by the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, titled "Where The Waters Meet". This 15' sculpture is located on the gps point of the city of Oconomowoc and located near City Beach.
Terri has worked in a wide variety of styles, but most enjoys working with lots of color, natural elements, and a quiet, playful, whimsical humor. She enjoys exploring new and unrelated styles to communicate visually. Her work is influenced by nature, the seasons, stained and colored glass, and the musical passions of her husband and two children. She loves dance, is passionate about the importance of all the arts, and thrilled to be a part of a community that values them.
Wisconsin Visual Artists
Milwaukee Area Resource Network
Waukesha Creative Arts League
Pewaukee Area Arts Council