Terry began his career as an artist shortly after earning a diploma in Commercial Art before he was 20. Since that time, he has enjoyed a diverse and successful career and journey as an artist, which eventually lead him to the fine arts and the pleasure and challenge of painting the beautiful and captivating "Koi" and the world they live in.
As his interest deepened, he found the Koi to be not only a compelling and visually appealing subject but also a very infectious subject to paint. Immersing himself completely into his art, was an emersion into a surreal and mesmerizing world that after hundreds of paintings, is still an endless source of the inspiration that has made his art so identifiable and unique.
Terry is a published and widely collected artist, having over 60 Limited Edition printings of his paintings published. His unique art is exhibited throughout the U.S. and Canada and collected around the world.
“It is my hope and intention above all, that my art has a positive healing and lasting effect on the viewer. Art is our guide, whether we choose to lose ourselves in the endless and vast horizons of a desert, the awe and majesty of the mountains, or in the equally vast and awesome macroscapes of the planet beneath our feet, there is an abundance of thoughts and images for an artist to explore and share". Terry Gilecki