In March, 1984, Terry published “Rusty Refuge III”, the third piece in a series of four depicting pheasants and abandoned farm machinery. Those familiar with wildlife have said that Terry’s close observation and careful field study of his wildlife subjects are beautifully evident in the accuracy and graceful action depicted in his paintings.
Terry said, “I attempt to become, as best I can, a spiritual companion to the wildlife I paint. For me, without this closeness, this empathy, and the creative renewal that flows from it, my paintings would become simply pictures without feeling.”