Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Terry Burns lived in the Toronto area for two decades before moving to Owen Sound in 2003. She works in a variety of media, including pastel, watercolour, acrylic on canvas and mylar, ink, encaustic, and photography, and finds inspiration for her visual art in the natural world. Scenes from all over Ontario appear in her work, particularly Bruce, Grey, North Kawartha, and North Hastings Counties, as well as Algoma and Sudbury Districts in northern Ontario. She is a member of the Walters Falls Group of Artists, and her artwork has appeared in juried and non-juried shows at the Southampton Art Gallery, Tom Thompson Gallery, Downtown Bookstore, Nature’s Millworks in Paisley, the Escarpment Studio Tour, Ginger Press, Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, and Art in the Garden at Keppelcroft. Apart from painting, her career has included theatrical stage management, arts administration, stage painting, radio announcing, photography, retail, office work, writing and editing. Terry is the Poet Laureate of Owen Sound (2013-2015), and in this capacity has just finished editing a poetry anthology featuring the work of many local poets. She is currently working on a chapbook of her own poetry. She has also been the manager for the SweetWater Music Festival since 2013. She lives with her family just south-east of Chatsworth, ON.