Terri Kelly Moyers


Born in 1953, Terri Kelly Moyers cannot recall a time when she wanted to be anything other than an artist. She has had a lifelong love of drawing and painting. She is fortunate to have studied with a number of fine artists, including Robert Lougheed, Ned Jacob, Clarence Tillenius, and William Moyers.

From 1978 to 1982, Moyers made many trips to the Okanagan Game Farm in Penticton, British Columbia, to paint animals from life. Her continued dedication to paint from life outdoors has given her the mastery of flight and form that she so readily exhibits in her studio work.

At the Autry’s 2023 Masters of the American West, Moyers won the Artists’ Choice Award for Mission of the Swallows. At previous Masters, she won both the Patrons’ Choice and Artists’ Choice Awards in 2022; the inaugural Gayle Roski Stories of the West Award in 2021; the Gene Autry Memorial Award in 2020, and the Patrons’ Choice Award in 2019At the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West, she won the Most Popular Award in 2018, the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers’ Choice Award in 2016 and 1996, and in 2011 and 1996 the Frederic Remington Painting Award. In 2012, she was the second woman ever to be awarded the Prix de West Purchase Award. She won the Artists’ Choice Award at the 2019 Quest for the West.

In 2015, Moyers was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas, for her extraordinary contribution to Western culture. Her work can be found in several galleries, as well as the permanent collections of a number of prominent American art museums.

“Painting is my life; it’s what I do and have always done. I am constantly thinking about painting things I see around me. How would I approach a certain subject? What could I do to improve the composition? How would I handle the values, color, temperature? I love to draw; it is the foundation of everything for me. I believe that drawing and painting from life, whenever possible, is absolutely essential in training one’s eye. Art is in everything around us; it is part of all of our lives.”

Terri Kelly Moyers is represented by Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona; and Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California. 


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