This is the website of Terry Jorgensen, yes it’s me, the artist. This website is not finished, but it now includes many of my paintings. Please feel free to browse my paintings or contacting me if you think you might be interested in owning one.
My background is in engineering. I served an apprenticeship with a crawler tractor manufacturer. After working for several other engineering companies, including my fathers business, I ran my own engineering business specialising tool making and the design & manufacture of special purpose machines. I later became a self employed design engineer flying weekly to the highlands of Scotland over a period of several years. After many years designing from concept up and producing drawings for engineers, I decided that I would continue to make images, but of a very different nature, by freehand sketching and painting. Painting had always been an occasional relaxing hobby.
I became an avid painter in 2012, since which I typically paint several times a week. Much of the time that I am not painting I am doing related things to improve my knowledge and technique and equipment. Initially, I started painting using watercolours, and over a period I added acrylics and oils to my skill set. Recently I have been mainly creating using oils, but continue to use other media. I fell in love with mountains when I did a lot of fell walking aged around 19 which became a lifelong interest. I regularly find myself looking at skies, I find them interesting, they set the mood of the day, I think they should be painted first as they affect the mood of the painting. I have started to include more interesting skies in my paintings. I also enjoy the coast. The built environment also has a fascination for me. But more than anything I find nature in all its forms enthralling and an inspiration for many of my paintings.
I am a member of Pendle Artists and exhibit regularly with them and a group of northern artists as well as other exhibitions in Lancashire and Yorkshire where my paintings can be seen in the flesh. My work can also be seen on personal Facebook profile, and my Facebook artist page.
I won first prize at Garstang and District Open Art Exhibition 2016
I was runner up in Best Lancashire Scene at New Longton Artists Exhibition 2015.
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