"Art actualizes emotion
in the soul of the viewer ... A poet does it with words ... A musician does it with
music ... And a visual
does it with a visual image ... And of course, A comedian
does it with those funny glasses that have the fake eyeballs hanging from
those springs."Randy was one of the artists
featured in both the 1993
and the 1994 Milwaukee Sentinel Sports Art Shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Randy was a disc jockey back in the 20th century and wrote comedy for a
number of radio shows. He
has lived in Las Vegas and
Minnesota, but has spent most of his life in Wisconsin.
The Artist grew-up in Northern Wisconsin. Most of his
youth was spent studying classical music. He played a number of
instruments, however, the one he became accomplished at was the trumpet.
The symphony, in which he played, was nationally acclaimed and, on
occasion, they had the honor of being directed by the internationally
renowned composer Vaclav Nelhybel.
Randy has a Degree
from the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he studied Fine Art and
Business Administration. He, also, studied Fine Art at The University of
Minnesota-Duluth. Randy has, also, done extensive studies in
psychology, physiology, sociology and theology. "If you want
people to pay attention: you should know your subject." The
Artist says, "I render portrayals of life. If my work is going
to be any good at all - I have to see and portray what is actually there:
not what I think is there."
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 at what might seem "common, ordinary events" with his
camera, snapping pictures of everyday situations. It's from these
pictures, that he bases his genre artworks. He, also, has access to
Green Bay Packer football team practices, which allows him to take photos
on which to base artworks: like the 2006 rendering "Favre &
McCarthy" and the 2011 artwork "Mr. Aaron Rodgers'
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.
This painting has been published by the baseball team and is offered as a limited edition print.
The Baltimore Orioles Baseball team asked Randy to display his artwork at their
art gallery, which is located at 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
"My artwork celebrates the beauty of everyday life:
mostly through portraits. As of late, I've been focusing on genre portraits -
which is art portraying people within their environment. I observe what is around me and I render the dimensions that I behold."
Randy J. Terry
maintains a studio on the West Bank of the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
He, also, has an art studio in Superior, Wisconsin. His artwork is notably featured
in art collections from Paris and Italy to New York City and Bangkok.