Terry Kelly was born in Manchester on
the 29 March 1948 and from a very early age he loved to draw
and paint. He attended St Brigid’s School in Beswick and won
a scholarship to the High School of Art, but in the event didn’t
actually go there. After leaving school he practised his art
and photography as a hobby till the 1980s when he attended several
adult art schools in the Manchester area and had some success
as a freelance designer.
In the 1990s, after a divorce and being left
with two small daughters to care for he turned again to painting
in oils and began to sell his work privately. His paintings
are now seen in private collections in Australia, America and
Russia, as well as in the United Kingdom.
After being ill for some time with heart
disease and cancer he resumed painting again and began taking
photographs. Of his work Terry says:
“I like the sea and never get tired
of painting its many moods. It’s the same with the human form.
But recently I was introduced to Goth Art which I am in the
process of exploring and hope to incorporate it into my own
work. Digital photography is another media I have been experimenting
with and although I use it mainly as a tool for my art work
I would like to do something more serious with it in the future”.
If you are, or know of any
local artists (painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, etc) located
or based in and around Manchester please let us know, and if appropriate,
we’ll try to include them. Contact us directly by email.