"Art actualizes emotion
in the soul of the viewer ... A poet does it with words ... A musician does it with
music ... A visual
does it with a visual image." Randy James Terry, also states, "The media and
subject matter of my work has evolved over time. Yet, the focus of
activating positive emotion in the beholder has never wavered." Randy was one of the artists
featured in both the 1993
and the 1994 Milwaukee Sentinel Sports Art Shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Terry became a
full-time artist in 1991 when he was diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease.
His physical capacities became limited, but his mind began to behold the world in a changed way. He had studied art: but it was at this
time that his work found its intense focus.
The core of Randy's work
is based exclusively on his own photography. It is quite common to
see him, with his
camera, snapping pictures of everyday situations. It's from these
pictures, that he bases his artworks. In 2017, after living in Door
County Wisconsin: the artist made the decision to exhibit endeavors from
his photographic portfolio. It was a natural progression of his
life's work in two-dimentional art.
In 1991, Randy's
charcoal rendering of Jan Stenerud was chosen by Mr. Stenerud to be permanently displayed in
the Green Bay Packer Football Hall of Fame.
In 1995, Publisher and Executive Editor Robert Kennedy and Mr. Terry agreed to have the artist's work featured
in the internationally published magazine MuscleMag International.
The Northern League Baseball Champion - Duluth-Superior Dukes commissioned the artist to do
a commemorative painting in 1998.
The Baltimore Orioles Baseball team asked Randy to display his artwork at their
art gallery, which is located in their baseball park at Camdem Yards in
Baltimore, Maryland in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Mr. Terry's art has been featured at the Midwest Ironman/Ironmaiden Bodybuilding & Fitness
grew-up in Northern Wisconsin. Most of his
youth was spent studying classical music. The symphony, in which he
played trumpet, was nationally acclaimed. That symphony was bestowed with the honor of being directed by the internationally
renowned composer Vaclav Nelhybel.
Randy has a Degree
from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He, also, studied at The University of
Minnesota-Duluth. The Artist has done extensive studies in
psychology, physiology, sociology and theology. He states, "I render portrayals of life.
I have to see and picture what is actually there:
not what I think is there."
Other interesting ventures in Randy's life, include: working as a radio disc jockey
and writing comedy for a
number of radio shows. He
has lived in Las Vegas and
Minnesota, but has spent the greater part of his life in Wisconsin.
The Artist states, "My artwork celebrates the beauty of everyday life. As of late, I've been focusing on
artistic photography. I observe what is around me. I embrace the
beauty and strive to deliver bouyant empathy to the beholder."
maintains an art studio in Superior, Wisconsin. His artwork is notably featured
in art collections from Paris and Italy to New York City and Bangkok.