My Story

I was born in 1947 in Folkestone on the Kent coast. After living abroad and moving around the country
I arrived back in Folkestone, there I later went to Art College from 1964 to 1967 studying graphic design
and illustration.
In 1967 I moved to London and worked in various design groups and advertising agencies as a designer
and typographer.
By 1972 I had gone freelance as an illustrator producing work for advertising, editorial and publishing and
quickly gained a reputation in these fields.
During this time I was awarded a D&AD award for illustration and a Mecanorma award for best poster
illustration, my illustrations have appeared in many exhibitions and annuals.
Over a large part of my years as an illustrator I was successfully represented by Folio, who helped me
in becoming recognized as one of the British illustrators.
Some of the clients I produced work for are: Cadburys, British Airways, Quantas, Midland Bank (HSBC),
Vintage Inns, Ikea, Queens Club tennis tournament, Puffin Books, Little Tiger Press,
Bloomsbury Children's Books, Gullane Children's Books, The Times, Observer and Telegraph.
USA clients have been: Readers Digest Children's Books, Golden Books (Random House) and
Since the mid 90's I have been equally successful in children's books and have produced illustrations
and written for many books in this field.
Two of my books have been short-listed for awards, 'The Wide Mouthed Frog' by the Bishops Stotford Children's
Book Awards and 'Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch' by the Redhouse Children's Book Award.
I now publish my own eBooks which you can see at:
Recently I have ventured into fine art which can be seen on this site and my work is showing in the Lilford Framing Gallery in Canterbury and the South Galleries in Maidstone also I am on the Saatchi online site.
I now live and work in Canterbury and Ramsgate in Kent with my partner Marta.
And I have four great sons and a gorgeous granddaughter and grandson.

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Michael Terry

Illustrator, Writer and Artist