native of California, Terry has been drawing since she could hold a
crayon. Robinson graduating from Art Center College of Design in
Pasadena California with a BA in Illustration. Like many young aspiring
illustrators fresh out of college, Terry took various fulltime jobs in
Hollywood doing production art and landing the occasional freelance
Some of her most notable earlier works included record album art for
"Johnny Cash" (a portrait water color), "Hall &
Oates" (done with pastels), and a video cover for "the Return
of the Killer Tomatoes" (acrylic airbrush). Her first
recognition as a Multi-Media artist was a Certificate of Merit from the
Illustrators West for an ad illustration that combined photography, acrylic painting,
and colored pencils.
Having a variety of styles became beneficial when Terry found a young
computer game company who needed an artist to help market their
products. Located in the mountains near Yosemite, Sierra On-Line didn't
have trouble enticing her when they said they would put a computer on
her desk and she could learn it at her own pace. To Terry it was like
getting the art tool of the future while living in paradise. The
computer game company moved away but Terry remained with her roots
planted among the trees still creating art.
In Terry's words," I love all the different ways one can make art.
Each material has it's own characteristics which can really influence
the look of a piece. I also enjoy trying to create in different styles
from loose to rendered, from abstract to realistic. Variety may be the
spice of life but too much variety can make it hard for people to
associate you with a specific look."
"I might be a better known artist If I could narrow my focus on
subject matter, media, and style. Seems every time someone has said to
me... "Oh you're the one who does such and such", that's when
I decide I've done too much of such and try something else. It's
probably a personality fault where I tend to dislike being categorized.
There are prejudices that come with categorizing and labeling that can
be just plain wrong."
"The catch 22 of all this is that the moment we display our art
works we are automatically putting our work up for labeling,
categorizing, and judging. It's not just the art that is being judged it
is also the artist and person displaying the art. The art we create and
display helps us show to the world this is a part of who I am."