Terri grew up in Brown Deer Wisconsin and graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a double major of Illustration and Drawing. She was a recipient of a Fredrick Layton scholarship, and worked in the MIAD galleries.
Before graduating she began a career as a graphic designer/illustrator and eventually full-time illustrator. Her work was featured regularly in magazines and on several covers including Astronomy, Earth, Birder’s World, Bead & Button, Model Railroader, The Writer, and more. She then pursued a career in freelance work and fine art while taking time at home with her two young children. Being a mom led her to opportunities like artist in residence at local schools and painting sets for local theaters.
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.
I am inspired by the moments during which nature or memory reveal to us something about ourselves. I love to express connections, growth and reflection in my work. Whether it is the fleeting moment of summer that feels strong yet fragile, or a lush beverage enjoyed with live music and friends, I feel compelled to try to represent those sensations in color and texture. In every piece, there is a connection between life experience, emotion, memory and an intense desire to both preserve them and capture their intangibility.
Wisconsin Visual Artists
Milwaukee Area Resource Network
Waukesha Creative Arts League
Pewaukee Area Arts Council
ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA
NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
San Pedro, California