Terrence (Terry) Pratt has been making art full-time since 1999. It’s his second career and he loves it. He was trained at the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington, DC. From 2004-06 he owned the Laughing Lion Gallery and Studio on Water Street in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, just a few steps off the downtown mall. His studio is now near downtown Charlottesville. Terry’s work has a local focus. He loves the Central Virginia area, the beauty of its landscapes and the energy of the people in it, and he likes to bring that connection into his work.
Terry holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and pursued a successful 35-year first career as an author and teacher in the field of computer science. He served on the faculties of the University of Virginia, the University of Texas at Austin, and Michigan State University, and held a top-level research position at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center from 1992-99. He was listed in Who’s Who in America from 1979-94.
Starting in 2015, Terry became interested in the potential of giclee print-making using the new fine art papers and inkjet-printing technologies becoming available to artists. He partnered with his son to start Shenandoah Fine Art, a small business dedicated to designing and making the best in fine art prints. He now divides his time between painting, drawing, and print-making. Visit the website of Shenandoah Fine Art to see the full extent of his work.