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Gallery Artists

Terry McKivragan (1929-2013) RI

Born in Cheshire, Terry McKivragan studied at Wimbledon School of Art. He then followed a career in advertising as a designer and illustrator culminating in the running of his own design studio.  As an illustrator, he developed a love for watercolors which, inspired by the later works of Turner, grew in strength so that he gradually left the commercial world to concentrate on watercolor painting and later, in acrylics, a medium that lends itself to paintings with a more impressionistic approach, exploring the use of color and textures. More recently, he has also been successfully painting in oils.

He has exhibited and taken part in The Hunting Prize finalist’s exhibition, The Laing Art finalist’s Exhibition, the RA summer Exhibition, The Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolor Exhibition and The Discerning Eye Exhibition. His paintings are in private and corporate collections and various galleries throughout the UK and the USA.

After winning the RI Medal, Terry was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors in 1997.  He has exhibited with other Mall Galleries societies such as the NEAC,the RSMA and the RBA. He is also a member of the Chelsea Art Society.

Terry’s work has been featured in “Acrylics Masterclass” – a book which discusses the work of nine artists “Paint! Seascapes and Waterways” a book that compares the work of fourteen artists and “ The Watercolor Skies & Clouds Techniques of 23 international artists”; “Watercolor Innovations” by Jackie Simmonds featuring eight artist’s work and “Vibrant Watercolors” by Shirley Trevena.