About The Artist Terry Guyer


It all started by using the left over paint-by-number paint

Terry Guyer was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. In 1976, he moved to San Francisco, California and now has both his home and studio just a short distance south of San Francisco, in the stimulating creative environment of Silicon Valley.

Terry is a member of The California Art Club, Allied Artists of America, The National Sculpture Society, and on the Board of Directors for the Artist's Guild of San Francisco. He received his BFA from Minneapolis College of Art & Design, which included a year at Brighton Polytechnic, Sussex England. Terry is an award-winning painter and sculptor with artwork in many international, private, corporate and public collections.

What Terry has to say about his work: 

I work multiple, successive layers of translucent and opaque oil paint to the point that the sense of paint application gives the painting a life of its own. I paint realism because it gives purpose and structure to the visual sensation of color and value being created. The impression created by the paint handling gives context to the realistic imagery and together it builds a more complete and satisfying visual experience.