Terrence (Terry) Pratt has been making portraits, landscapes, still
lifes, and other art pieces for over 20 years. 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 Studio and
Gallery on Water Street in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, just a few
steps off the downtown mall. From 2006-08 he maintained a display
space at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, Virginia. He joined the
Palette Art Gallery in Stanardsville, Virginia, in 2014. His studio is now
in the pretty little town of Madison, Virginia.
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.
Terry’s work has a local focus. He loves the Central Virginia area, the
beauty of its landscapes, and the people in it, and he likes to bring that
connection into his work.
Starting in 2015, he partnered with his son to start Shenandoah Fine
Art, a small business dedicated to designing and making the best in fine
His paintings, drawings, and prints may be found in over a dozen private collections.