Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1955, Terry Jackson began his artistic education at the age of 16. Because he was passionate and driven to learn of the last century’s Northwest Coast Native masters, he was accepted into as a student into the Hunt family and worked with other famous carvers like John Livingston, Glen Rabena and Francis Home. Terry became highly skilled at the nuances of the northern style of Northwest Coast Indian art. Along with his interest in The Northwestern art Terry also began to explore his plains heritage and more recently European scroll type design. Today with over 30 years of experience Terry skillfully weaves his teachings into a combination of what he has learned from these cultures to create extraordinarily beautiful pieces of art.
Terry has been truly inspired by the amazing Northwest Coast Indian Art works at the Royal Provincial Museum since these masterpieces were close to where he grew up. This profoundly influenced Terry not only in his work as an artist but in his desire understand the culture and the thought behind these pieces. This interest and respect for the master pieces would create a direction for Terry and his work for much of his life.
He is also a facilitator of community events, honored elder, story teller, and teacher with students of all ages and backgrounds. Terry plays and sings in local events. Terry has carved story poles in his local area and continues today to be very active in his community. Terry’s works are exhibited in Whistler, Black Tusk Gallery and in numerous galleries in the lower mainland as well as the Penticton Farmer’s Market during summer season on saturday mornings and his home gallery,open seasonal and by request