Di Terry

Di Terry

Di Terry Art
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Born in Manchester living in the Pennines

My paintings and prints are about landscape where I encourage viewers to look beyond the brushstrokes, considering the narrative between humanity and the environment. From my initial walking and memorising being in wild places and the experiences of being outdoors I capture these places on site, drawing and taking clay impressions of quarry surfaces.

My background in ceramics helps to inform the colourful, vibrant textured surfaces of my work which resonates with the land, evoking the deep geological memories ingrained in the rocks and hills of the Pennines.  

I paint primarily in oil, but combine this with a variety of other media such as gesso, mediums, inks and sometimes collage elements. I enjoy the process of developing areas as they emerge, rubbing back and building up, scratching into the surface and working with tools beyond the brushes, from palette knives and sponges to drawing implements, creating diversity in the mark-making.

Just because I’m able to do lots of different things it doesn’t mean that I don’t mean it. The variety of media is not simply an exercise in cool irony, but a sincere attempt to make sense of the world and the joy and despair I feel at being alive. I want to reinterpret the imaginary landscapes of our ancestors. I want to make paintings that surprise, excite and engage and that have something new to add to the history art.

My work is in very popular having sold out at several solo shows. I am represented in both private and public collections in the UK, USA. and New Zealand. I have exhibited in London, Manchester and Scotland

The studio is in a Victorian cotton mill in the Pennines. OL5 9RR. 

Recent Practice:

  • 2018 July ongoing, Saul Hay Gallery, Castlefield, Manchester. Gallery artist.  https://www.saulhayfineart.co.uk
  • 2018 July-August Twice as Nice, Tripytch, Diptych and Polytych, Mirabel Gallery, Manchester. https://www.psmirabel.co.uk
  • 2018 March, The Mall Gallery, London. Annual exhibition of Royal Society of British Artists https://www.royalsocietyofbritishartists.org.uk
  • 2017 October/November, Gallery Oldham, Open exhibition. Selected for purchase to the permanent collection
  • 2018 November-January 2019. Millgate Arts Centre, Saddleworth, Solo exhibition. https://www.millgateartscentre.co.uk
  • 2018 October-January 2019 The Atkinson, Southport, Group Exhibition with WSA. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk
  • 2013-8 every year July-September, Liverpool Art Fair, Pier Head. https://www.liverpoolartfair.com
  • 2018 March-December, Our eARTh, Friends of the Earth, Kunsthius Gallery, Crayke, North Yorkshire. https://wwwkunsthiusgallery.com
  • 2017 selected for membership of the Wirral Society of Arts, The Williamson, Birkenhead, http://www.wirralsocietyarts.org
  • 2017 March Saddleworth Edges, Saddleworth Museum, solo exhibition
  • 2016 December Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, South Bank, London.
  • 2016 December Dean Clough Art Fair, Halifax.
  • 2016 October, Art Battle Manchester, London Road Fire Station.
  • 2016 May The Dark Side. Liverpool Light Night: 104 Street artist run studios.
  • 2015/16/17  Gallery artists exhibition, Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester.
  • 2015 September On the Edge Gallery Oldham, solo exhibition
  • 2013 Passers By, Brownhill Centre, Saddleworth. solo exhibition

Education and Qualifications:

2007 MPhil. University of Manchester, School of Humanities.

1985 MA University of Liverpool, School of Architecture

DASH arts
Disability Arts Shropshire is a long way from me but they have supported me and my mental health over the past year. I have donated...
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Life of its own
Sometimes a painting seems to have a life of its own. I have been working on a painting of the Tropical House in Madeira for...
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Spanner Quarry and other meanderings
I’ve been drawing Hidden Nature in my area. These quarries were worked until the 1960s. They are high on the hill above our house. So the...
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Arts Council Grants
I’ve been so pleased to receive an emergency fund from Arts Council England. It has allowed me to carry on working, painting and drawing my...
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Blossom Fest
Larger Blossom Fest images  
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Happy Easter 2020
During the self isolation I decided to post some of my happy paintings onto Instagram to cheer myself up. I started to produce images of...
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Recent Works