I have had a passion for drawing since childhood. Upon graduation with honours from Beal School of Art in London, Ontario, my career path took me into television news. For the first few years I worked as an illustrator in the news department. Forty-two years were spent in television behind and in front of the camera, cartooning and illustrating throughout. During that time, I wrote and illustrated two books www.terryculbert.ca. For the last eleven years, painting has become my main focus.
Working in various media, I settled on acrylics. Utilizing my drawing skills and my love for colour, my works vary from whimsical to almost illustrative. Each canvas tells a story, often humorous, always bold. My paintings reflect my personality. Living in Prince Edward County, with its energetic art community, provides me with constant inspiration. I do commissions, working step-by-step with my clients.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Terry had his first solo exhibition “Island Folk” in 2006 at The Lodge on Amherst Island. That same year, three of his paintings were selected and hung in the Kingston Arts Council 6th Annual Juried Art Salon. In March of 2009, his second solo show: “A Whimsical Look at Kingston” was held at Gallery Raymond in Kingston. In July 2009, Terry was one of five artists exhibiting at the “explore, evolve, emerge – eee show” in Kingston. In 2010, he was part of a two-person show at Grant’s Gallery in Lucan, Ontario. He exhibits annually at a two-person show in Wellington, at SideStreet Gallery.
Terry is a member of the Prince Edward County Arts Council (PECAC), past Chair of 2014/2015 Art in The County and Co-Chair of The County Collection. He is a founding member of the Kingston Arts and Letters Club. Terry has been broadcasting since 2013 at County Radio, 99.3 County FM, hitting the airwaves every Friday morning.
Terry has donated works to the Royal Military College in Kingston, Amherst Island’s CJAI Island Radio and the Neilson Store Museum , Al Purdy Library in Ameliasburgh, the Lucan-Biddulph Donnelly Museum in Lucan, Ontario, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Picton, County Radio in Picton, Ontario and St.Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Lucan, Ontario.
Terry is represented by Arts on Main Gallery in Picton and SideStreet Gallery in Wellington, Ontario. His paintings are in various private collections throughout Canada, United States, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany and the UK.
My interest in visual art goes back to childhood. I began visiting galleries and museums in Berlin, Germany, dragged along by my aunt, art historian and practicing artist. The first learning took place; the seed lay dormant for a long time. I like to think it needed to permeate before being realized. I see art everywhere and am never without camera or sketch book. Living in Prince Edward County, being part of a vibrant art community is truly inspirational. Experimenting with new ideas, researching and learning is part of my process. My canvases go through various layers of paint, building up texture and colour, until the final piece comes into its own. At some point, thinking stops and the process takes over. The initial inspiration is the key to the process that evolves. I welcome challenges, often working with small en plein air studies, transferring those to larger canvases. I primarily use acrylic paints but have recently started to work with cold wax medium and oil. Attempting to interpret the natural world, creating work that evokes an emotional impact, is what intrigues and drives me.
My work is in private collections in Canada, United States and Germany. I am a member of Prince Edward County Arts Council, Arts Council of Northumberland, as well as associate member of the Society of Canadian Artists.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Barbara’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Art degree from York University in Toronto, Ontario. Her painting knowledge is derived from a combination of formal training, attending workshops with noted artists, extensive self-guided study, regular studio work and interaction with other artists. Her work has been shown at the following venues:
Two-person show at Maison Depoivre Gallery, Bloomfield, Ontario
Group show at 121 Gallery, Belleville, Ontario
Two-person show at Gallery Raymond, Kingston, Ontario
Group show at Dancing Moon Gallery, Demorestville, Ontario
Two-person show at Loft Gallery, The Grange Estate Winery, Prince Edward County, On
Two-person show “Atmospheric vs Whimsical” at SideStreet Gallery, Wellington, Ontario
Group art show “Courage to be Colourful” St.Andrews Presbyterian Church, Picton, Ontario
Juried group exhibition at Parrott Gallery, Belleville, Ontario
Art in the Community, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Juried exhibition at Art in the County, Picton, Ontario
Arts on Main Gallery, Picton, Ontario
Juried exhibition at The Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, Ontario
The Weasel & Easel Gallery, Stella, Ontario
Group show on St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA
Two-person show at Grant Gallery, Lucan, Ontario
Two-person show “Vocal Point, Conversations in Paint” at The Lodge, Amherst Island, On
Annual group shows at The Lodge on Amherst Island, Ontario
Barbara is represented by Arts on Main Gallery in Picton and SideStreet Gallery in Wellington, Ontario.