Trips throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California in the family station wagon were a big part of Terry’s childhood, forming strong memories of the Southwest in the 60s. During the mid-70s, Terry’s passion for art led her to numerous classes, workshops, and university extension courses in life drawing, graphic design, and illustration, including studies of the works of the Golden Age illustrators, a heavy influence on her current style. In 1978, Terry put her training into use by illustrating for architectural and land development firms in Southern California. After 15 years of the left-brain world of architects and engineers, Terry left her job and co-founded a commercial art business in San Diego County.
Since 2006, Terry has focused exclusively on developing a fine art career that has strong roots in California Impressionism. She has studied under nationally-known artists with an intense focus on foundational principles of fine art and impressionistic light and color.
Terry Cooke Hall’s figures in realism are set in an imaginary world of colorful winds or swirling skies, often backlit by an abstraction of the sun or moon. Her approach blends color, patterns, and textural elements, providing a unique contemporary twist. Her “imaginative realism” style is a look at her West viewed through the lens of 30 years of work in design and illustration.
Terry lives in Bozeman, Montana, and exhibits through the following past and upcoming events:
American Miniatures at Settlers West, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson AZ, 2018
Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Art Show & Sale, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg AZ, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 2014 Artists’ Choice Award 2015 Western Art Collector Award of Excellence for Best Body of Work
A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park, Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell MT, 2016, 2017
Miniatures by the Lake, Coeur d’Alene Galleries, Coeur d’Alene ID, 2014, 2015, 2017
Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody WY, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
American Women Artists Annual Members Show & National Juried Exhibition, Signature Member, various Museum locations, 2016, 2017 2016 American Art Collector Award of Excellence, The Bennington Center for the Arts 2017 American Art Collector Award of Excellence, The Tucson Desert Art Museum
Small Works Great Wonders, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City OK, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Rocky Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Rocky Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson AZ, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
The Russell: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the CM Russell Museum, The Russel Museum, Great Falls MT; 2014, 2015, 2017
Icons of the West National Juried Exhibition, Dana Gallery, Missoula MT, 2012, 2014 2012 Best Contemporary Western Award