Glenn Terry is a unique artist who creates original one of a kind commissioned artwork in a very broad range of sizes, shapes, and materials including bronze sculptures, carvings, bas-reliefs, murals, portraits, figure and landscape paintings, and blending fine art with architecture.
Hello! This is my story.
My art career began not long after the small architecture firm I worked for disbanded in 1987. Having learned much there, I decided to freelance. My first independent commission was to design a law office and landscape. The owner suddenly wanted to add a life-size statue and fountain of Justice. Lack of prior sculpting experience did not deter me from leaping in to take on the challenge. The successful experience was life-changing. Afterward, classical training in painting and drawing at an Atelier helped refine self-taught skills. Always welcoming new artistic challenges, in 2000 I sculpted the heroic-sized bronze Saint Paul for the Cathedral of Saint Paul. In 2009 I painted the largest mural by a single artist in the Twin Cities, one block long and two stories tall at Karmel Village along the Minneapolis Greenway. In 2016 I sculpted a life-size bronze Mary and 15 foot mixed-media triptych for MMOTC in Burnsville. In 2018 I painted a 214 foot continuous landscape mural on the exterior of East Bethel City Hall. I was recently selected as one of three finalists in a nationwide RFP for the Nellie Stone Johnson sculpture in the Minnesota State Capitol.
I have created numerous public and private works in a very wide range of media, and have taught art at all age levels. My artwork is primarily commissioned. Each project begins with an open and intuitive heart and mind, gathering information, letting inspiration arrive, and then applying skill and experience to create a work best suited for the particular circumstance. This leads to a fascinating variety of opportunities and adventures, and many happy clients.