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”.
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