Terry Barber works across painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking and installation, taking inspiration from pareidolia, found objects, non-traditional materials, myths, stories and forgotten histories. Seeking out the unexpected and uncanny to inform her work, the resulting images and artworks often have a familiarity and sometimes appear to be in a state of flux between presence and absence. 

Terry also explores the concept of drawing without intention as a form of mindful escapism. With a long-standing interest in pareidolia – the tendency to see faces, creatures or objects in random patterns – many of these drawings inevitably suggest faces, masks or fantastical beasts, which she uses to create her cast of characters. 

Terry graduated in 2018 with a First in Fine Art, having studied part-time over a number of years while working as a journalist and editor on a range of magazines and publications. She has since been concentrating on establishing her studio practice.