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Terry Strickland  Pelham, AL

'Hestia (Fire)'
'Voice of the tiger'

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About Terry

Terry Strickland holds a BFA in graphic design from the University of Central Florida.

Strickland worked at various times as an illustrator, silk screen artist, courtroom sketch artist, and teacher, before she became a full-time painter.

She paints myths for modern-day situations, inspired by superheroes and fairy tales. Strickland regards Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel represent ‘survivors of perils and predators in life’. Likewise, Superman is ‘a symbol for the aspirations each of us hold in our chests’.

Her client list includes Sea World, Busch Gardens, Greenpeace, Kennedy Space Center, Birmingham Museum of Art, Brevard Community College, and Avalanche Press.

Recommended by our guest curators

O’Neil Scott

Philadelphia, PA artist

"Her skill level is very consistent in each painting but the subject matter and meaningful thought she puts into every painting its what sets her apart as a artist. The more you dive into each painting the more you want to discover."

Terry appears in the following Top 10 lists


'Eye Contact'


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"I like the second one best. Great detail!"

"My wife and I were fortunate enough to acquire "Hestia" for our collections. We also acquired Earth and Wind, both equally stunning works. The combination of "Earth, Wind and Fire" now hang in our home. The are universally admired by visitors who usually ask "Do you know these women?" and are astonished to discover that we do not. We just appreciate Terry's wonderful technique and the subliminal message of the forces of nature, still at work around us and in us all."

"Very nice, realistic yet romantic, strong. I like the combination of photo-like person with painting-like backgroung, it accentuates the person, focuse the attention."

"Ah! I know of you, you've taught an acquaintance of mine. You have an amazing eye for romantic realism."

"I love both painting .... they are both breath taking."

"Hi Everyone, Thanks for including my work on the site :) And thanks for all the comments. It's always rewarding to hear when the work resonates with viewers! I know it's difficult to see the brushwork when life sized paintings are reduced to thumbnails so I try to include plenty of painterly close-ups on my blog. Living life through the brush, I like that!"

"intense. love it."

"Competent painter but extremely formulaic. All with the same expression (more or less). All young and attractive. All looking at the viewer with the same eyes. All in the same focus. All with the same amount of tension. *yawn*"

"The red head reminds me of Lena Katina. The painting's setting is cool. Also the painting with the black haired girl is stunning."

"The redhead reminds me of Lena Katina. The painting's setting is cool looking. Also the Black haired girl looks realistic."

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