Terry Black


Art  is  the  shortest  distance  between  us


“Curiosity  is  insubordination
in  its  purest  form.”

(Vladimir Nabokov)

I was a deplorable student. Teachers said I daydreamed. I always stood first in Art, but last in French. The slender marks I did get were probably for attendance; my teacher was beautiful. From her classroom window one bleak autumn day I watched a rabbit eventually outrun a fox. I was memorizing the cold light pulling the colours. I got scolded, in French. Seeing beauty is not a luxury. And lingering is not a waste of time, have you ever made love?

A painting of mine was stolen from a national exhibition when I was in grade eight. What a great encouragement.

My story to date:   a sense of wonder.

–   S  T  U  D  I  O   –

See for yourself.
Private viewing by appointment.
9 Cobourg  Street
Stratford  Canada

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Custom typeface by Spencer Black.
Portrait photos by Stan Switalski.
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