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Internationally known Alaska artist Terry Pyles moved to Alaska at the age of 18 and is today one of the state's best-known painters of wildlife. Equally skilled in landscape, still life, marine and aviation subjects, Terry finds endless inspiration in the natural world that surrounds him. "The world is my medium," he likes to say, and one look at his breadth of work, suffice it to say, the world he sees is beautiful, indeed.

Hopkins Humpbacks

Terry's use of unique perspectives and his realistic style has earned him commissions from clients including Colonial Life, Princess Cruises, the Bradford Exchange, Danbury Mint, Lenox, Flying Tigers Association, Ducks Unlimited, Texaco, the State of Alaska, Cape Fox Corporation, Dimensions, World Wildlife Fund and National Wildlife Federation, just to name a few. His work can be found, among other places, in the buildings and offices of the Senate and House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., on phone books, credit cards, calendars, tiles, T-shirts, wallpaper, and more. His work is collected internationally and he has won several local and national awards for his artwork.


Truly a renaissance artist, Terry not only paints in acrylics and oils, he sculpts in fiberglass, epoxy, wood, bronze, and many other materials. He also works in ceramics, mosaics, stained glass, lampwork glass, and computer graphics. 

2010 - present
2010 - present

Terry once lived for an entire year in the remote isolation of the Alaska bush and was also a licensed assistant guide with the State of Alaska. He resides in Ketchikan with his wife, Cheri, where they run The Point, a popular local art/cafe. As master breadmaker, Terry's mornings are busy making atrisan loaves for the cafe. He spends his days making art, working on commissions, walking his dog, Cali, and soaking in the beauty of Southeast Alaska.

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