“I am a male born into a female body. I wrap my breasts to hide my female form. I live in a hostile environment where nobody understands and I fear for my life.”

After attending The Alberta College of Art and Design from 1977 to 1980, Terry pursued a career in the commercial art industry, as an illuminated sign designer and magazine art director. As Terry’s reputation and client list grew with his fine arts paintings, he decided to leave the advertising world to devote himself to fine art painting full time and hasn’t looked back since.

His latest series is “Trans4mations”, which was inspired by a family member’s announcement as being transgender. These paintings are a testimony to Terry’s passion for creativity as he explores and processes the trials, tribulations, and joys of gender identity and diversity through the lens of a cisgender heterosexual man.