Terry Brownbill


Terry was born and raised in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya and attended art college. He has a BA (Hons) Photography and Film, and has won a Nikon international award. But by accident of fate he became an international journalist. He was one of the founding journalists on the Oman Daily Observer in Muscat and was the editor of the Cyprus Mail before returning to Britain to work in Fleet Street where he was Sun journalist for 6 years. He took up painting full-time in 2018 after doing a one-year diploma at the Norfolk Painting School. Since then he has exhibited with the VAO and in 2019 was selected but not hung for the RA summer exhibition and the John Moores exhibition. Terry now lives in the north Norfolk village of Syderstone where he paints 8 hours a day, seven days a week. He paints in both oils and acrylic as well as digital painting. His style is often overtly political, rendered poignant and whimsical seen through the eyes of his alter ego, the young Don Quixote. As a journalist Terry spent his life tilting at windmills, now he is doing it in paint.

Terry is strongly influenced by John Kiki, George Condo, Kyosai, Goya and Philip Guston. With the exception of Kiki, they all have something to say beyond the act of painting.