Terry’s work explores colour and mark making, and the ways in which colour relationships can create a sense of depth and form. Structures are contrasted with looser, more fluid areas. The work is mainly non-representational, some made as a direct response to the environment, some triggered by a particular colour combination or technique. Her use of colour has been influenced to some extent by her childhood in Africa.
Terry uses a wide range of materials and techniques to achieve the effects she is after, including collage, acrylics and mono-printing. She has exhibited widely, and her work can be found in many private and corporate collections.
Terry completed a foundation course at West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham, staying there to do a B.A.(Hons) in Textiles/Fashion. On completion she went to Birmingham Polytechnic to do an M.A. in Printed Textile Design. She is now based in Cambridgeshire.