Terri attended Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she worked at the Fredrick Layton Gallery, Brook Stevens Gallery, and managed the Student Gallery. She was a recipient of a Fredrick Layton scholarship, and graduated with a double major of Illustration and Drawing.
She then worked professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for five years, creating board games, book covers, and various print media, and five more years as a full-time illustrator for magazine and book publisher Kalmbach Publishing in Waukesha Wisconsin. Her work was featured regularly in magazines and on several covers including Astronomy, Earth, Birder’s World, Bead & Button, Model Railroader, Classic Toy Trains, The Writer, and more. She then persued her career as a freelance illustrator and fine artist while taking time at home with her two young children.
Next she was artist in residence at Summit Elementary designing graphics, and working with each art class to help develop a large pictoral map of Oconomowoc that every student had a chance to help paint on the playground.
She began painting and showing her work in local galleries, while exploring set painting for several local theaters.
Her work has been sold in several silent auctions and she regularly volunteers for local arts groups. In 2018 she designed and implemented a sculpture, funded by the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, titled "Where The Waters Meet". This 15' sculpture is located on the gps point of the city of Oconomowoc and located near City Beach.
Terri has worked in a wide variety of styles, but most enjoys working with lots of color and strong design. She enjoys exploring new and unrelated styles to communicate visually. Her work is influenced by nature, the seasons, stained and colored glass, and the musical passions of her family. She is passionate about the importance of all arts, and enjoys supporting them.