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Artist Terry Widener


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Biography


Drawing and painting has always been a part of Terry’s life so it was natural for him to have made a career in art. As a child, when visiting his grandparents, Terry saw the paintings his grandfather, a housepainter, had done using ordinary house paint. Fascination with these images led him to study art from elementary school through college, earning a BFA from the University of Tulsa majoring in graphic design. After working several years in the graphic design field Terry turned his attention to illustration and in 1979 he attended the Illustrators Workshop. It was here that he was introduced to the works of the illustrators of the Golden Age and visited the studios of two of the Workshop faculty, Bernie Fuchs and Bob Peak. In the past forty years he has worked as an illustrator in editorial, corporate, advertising and children’s picture books. His illustration work is in the collections of national and international corporations, private collectors and museums and has received numerous awards and recognitions. 
 
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Terry has an appreciation of Native American culture and a love of nature. Recently he has returned to studio painting, oil and acrylic, with a focus on landscape, Native American and Western images. "I enjoy painting a variety of images instead of one specific subject. After being an illustrator for forty-plus years and working on so many different assignments I like painting what inspires me now. It's a challenge and it's fun." Terry is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, an associate member of the Oil Painters of America, an associate member of the American Impressionist Society and an associate member of the American Plains Artists. To add to his experience and growth as an artist, in 2018 Terry studied PleinAir with Bill Cramer at [...]

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