On Sundays, musicians gather at the Black Sheep Pub in Ashland, Oregon, to play Celtic music. Each Sunday for over a year, I would take my mother to listen to the music and I would sketch and gather reference material for paintings. This is one of the resulting paintings. I really wanted to capture the intensity of the singer, as well as the rather classic UK pub scene. This painting was juried into the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit in 2016. The painting comes framed.  Without the frame, the artwork is 16x20 inches.

- David Terry

The Singer

Oil painting on stretched linen

Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

20.5" h x 24.5" w x 2" d
5 lbs. 1 oz.



David Terry
Jacksonville, Oregon

Getting to Know David

Grounded in traditional realism, David Terry’s oil paintings capture figures and landscapes with remarkable clarity. The muted color palettes and fine brushwork that David employs express the essence of each scene–the mood, the weather, the characters. He is excited about creating paintings that will be future heirlooms, passed down through generations by their owners. “I am passionate about using only materials that will last,” says David. “I expect my paintings to be around 500 years from now. I stay in contact with materials experts and curators to make certain that my methods and materials are the best they can be.”