Born in Bingley, West Yorkshire in 1938.
Attended art schools in Keighley and Bradford.
After National Service, he became a graphic designer and photographer. He married Lynda in 1963 and in 1964 moved to Canada. There he worked in advertising eventually becoming Art Director for one of the world's largest agencies, J Walter Thompson, in their Vancouver office.
He returned to England in 1972, settling in Skipton. He started to paint the Yorkshire Dales in watercolour and the reponse to his work was very encouraging, prompting him to diversify into Limited Edition Prints to satisfy the demand for his work. As his style matured Terry began to diversify in his subject matter and the media he used. He is now just as home painting in the Scottish Highlands, rural France and Italy as he is the moors and dales of Yorkshire.
He was included in the "Artists of Fame and Promise" exhibition at the Alpine Gallery, London. He has exhibited paintings throughout Great Britain.
One of his latest "claims to fame" is the photographs he took of the W.I. Ladies for the "Alternative Calendar" which has become world famous and been made into the film "Calendar Girls".