Terry W. Shoffner grew up Weldon, Arkansas, attended school in the Newport through high school, and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. After graduation he worked as TV art director and  graphic designer before immigrating to Canada in 1975. In 1993 he received a Master’s degree from Syracuse University.


In addition to his studio practice, he has taught at OCAD University for 36 years. He continues as a full-time Associate Professor at OCADU where he teaches Drawing and Painting. Over the past 40 years his work has appeared in magazines, books, advertising and design throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has worked for many major corporations and has won numerous awards.


Terry has worked exclusively in watercolor for over 20 years. His strong sense of color adds mood and atmosphere to urban, rural and figurative subjects in a representational but impressionistic manner.


His figurative work includes more than 250 watercolor portraits for the Wall Street Journal in New York.