Terry Gardner

I love to work with texture. I start my work with washes of color, working with the texture, and then let it lead me. This creates a mood that lets the viewer fill in the missing pieces that they might see or feel.

This often leads to the development of moody, abstract landscape paintings, which I leave to the viewer to discern shape and form within these abstracts.

There is something of the real world recognizable in my paintings – a pleasure, hopefully, for those who are not completely sold on the abstract or non-objective art form.

I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where I enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a registered nurse. I have actively studied my painting mainly at Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke, Ontario, and have studied under such notable artists and instructors as Steve Rose, Brian Atyeo, Lila Lewis Irving, Margaret Roseman and Michael Janzen, and I continue to increase my artistic talent and scope with on-going workshops and courses.

I have exhibited at adjudicated showings at Neilson Park Centre and The Assembly Hall, Toronto, and at the following galleries: Twist (Toronto), Holcim (Milton), Headwaters Arts (Alton), Kumpf (Etobicoke), and in Naples, Florida where I winter. My works can be found in a number of private collections in the greater Toronto area.