Terry has been painting for 25 years. His career took off when Robert Bateman "discovered" him at a workshop and suggested that Mill Pond press should promote his work. Terry Isaac is a very well known wildlife artist. Here's Terry's website so you can see the quality of his work! I was SO excited to get to study with him!
I won this original Terry Isaac demo of a Red winged blackbird :-)
Terry is such a friendly, down-to-earth, generous person - it was a joy to listen to him teach, watch him demonstrate his painting method and I just SOAKED in everything I could. He critiqued paintings that some of the students brought, he did several "mini-demos" to show how he paints various things -like eyes, fur, water, rocks and reflections etc. I won the Red Winged Blackbird demo :-) He was showing how he scumbles the background in this demo.
The best thing about the four day workshop I must say was the delicious dessert that Terry "helped" put together at the BBQ on Thursday night! A fruit custard flan -The fruit was Expertly arranged by a Professional Artist!
After one of the classes we went on a photo shoot with Terry to the Rattray Conservation Area - a marshland area on Lake Ontario. I got some good photos of a Trumpeter Swan family. My camera was MUCH smaller than his. Still got some good photos with my little point and shoot.
Terry Isaac and me! :-)
(what a great birthday present this year!)