Arkansas Farm — Photography of the American South
Arkansas Farm is a remarkable art series that spans several decades, featuring Southern rural scenes on and around the farmland that belonged to the artist's grandparents in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. As a native Arkansan, Terry frequently visited his grandparents in the Arkansas Delta and regarded it as a second home. One of the most formative moments of his artistic journey occurred when he was just five years old, sitting next to his aunt as she painted on the kitchen table. She would often paint small canvases and iron plow points. It was during this moment that Terry painted his first oil painting, which would ultimately become the first piece in his art series.
Terry would not return to painting the farm until 15 years later, but he continued to capture the essence of the farm through photography for the next three decades. Many of the striking photographs included in his series have become highly coveted limited editions, sought after by discerning private and corporate collectors alike. Terry's unique ability to capture the beauty of rural life has been recognized by publications worldwide, with many of his photographs in the series licensed for various uses across diverse platforms.
Terry's early experiences on the farm had a profound and lasting impact on his artistic vision and approach, inspiring him to create a diverse and captivating body of work that poignantly captures the essence of rural life. His paintings and photographs are a tribute to the enduring allure of the rural landscape, encapsulating the beauty and vitality of a way of life that remains deeply ingrained in the American consciousness.
Terry is in the process of scanning film from the 1980s and 1990s, and more photography from this series will be added in the future.