Terry Isaac

Terry Isaac

Internationally acclaimed wildlife artist, Terry Isaac, grew up in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, and it is there that he began his love affair with wildlife.  Drawing inspiration from his own backyard and from the captivating vistas of the Northwest, he began to create dramatic wildlife art.  Now a professional artist for almost 30 years, Terry’s realistic wildlife art is known for his attention to detail and the magical moments created by the dramatic light nature provides.

 

Terry now calls Penticton, British Columbia, Canada “home” and since moving, has continued to create paintings capturing unique characteristics of wildlife and their habitat. Terry travels around the world to capture exciting images, but his main painting focus continues to be on North American birds and mammals. 

Terry’s formal art began with an interest in animation and drawing cartoons. After Art College, he was interested in children’s book illustration but soon re-discovered his childhood passion for wildlife.  Since the mid 1980′s, he has created realistic wildlife art with a focus on particularity and dramatic light.  He is inspired by large panoramas as well as close-up views, and by subjects ranging from whales to hummingbirds.

Terry has created a dinosaur for Disney, written an art instruction book, which has sold out twice, works with Ducks Unlimited on an ongoing basis, and sells original art in a variety of museums and galleries.  Terry has won numerous international art competitions, and teaches workshops both in Penticton and around North America.