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 Thomson Gallery, Durham Art Gallery, Nature’s Millworks in Paisley, the Escarpment Studio Tour, Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op, and Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts. Apart from painting, her career has included theatrical stage management, arts administration, stage painting, radio announcing, photography, retail, office work, writing and editing. Terry was the Poet Laureate of Owen Sound (2013-2015), and in this capacity edited a poetry anthology, Mix Well (Ginger Press, 2015) featuring the work of many local poets. She has published two volumes of poetry, the quality of light (Ginger Press, 2015)and Twelve Days: A Bestiary (self-published chapbook, 2017), for which she also did the illustrations. She lives just south-east of Chatsworth, ON. Terry is represented by the Craig Gallery in Meaford, ON.
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