Terri Kelly Moyers says she cannot recall a time when she wanted to be anything other than an artist. Born September 12, 1953, in Vancouver, she has been drawing animals since she was a child, and she has consistently directed most of her time and energy toward pursuing art. 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. She is convinced that working outdoors is the finest means of growing as a painter. It was there that she met John Moyers in 1979, a fellow artist who is now her husband.
At the Autry’s 2020 Masters of the American West, Moyers won the Gene Autry Memorial Award, Sponsored by Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross, and at the 2019 Masters she won the Patrons’ Choice Award. In 2016 she won the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers’ Choice Award at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West. In 2012 she received the Prix de West Purchase Award and in 2011 and 1995 the Frederic Remington Painting Award at Prix de West.
Moyers was among thirteen Prix de West artists who participated in an exhibition at the Forbes Galleries in New York in 2004. In November 2011, Moyers, her husband, John, and their friend Curt Walters participated in a three-artist show, also at Forbes Galleries. In November 2015 she was inducted Into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas.
Terri Kelly Moyers is represented by Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona; Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, California; and Wood River Fine Arts, Ketchum, Idaho.