Terrie’s journey into the art world started in 2002 when she began drawing with coloured pencils. Within a short time her largely self-taught skills focused on depicting botanically accurate New Zealand native flora. She was awarded a gold medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s December 2008 Show. The RHS’s Lindley Library purchased one of her gold-medal drawings for its teaching library. Dr Shirley Sherwood, the world’s leading collector of botanical art, added one of Terrie’s medal winning drawings to her comprehensive private collection of twentieth century contemporary botanical art and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in America has another in its collection.
Over the last 16 years Terrie has expanded her practice to include bookbinding and then letterpress printing. Terrie uses restored tools and vintage equipment to create unique art, fine press books, broadsheets, and prints. Her artwork is often three dimensional and loosely based on book structures. Paper is her main medium.