Terry Pilcher has lived and worked in West Somerset for 25 years.
He was born in Kent in 1926 and went to the Sidcup Art School, then to the Royal College of Art from 1950-1953, studying under Carel Weight and Ruskin Spear.
During this time he exhibited in various mixed shows.
He has also designed and executed murals based on Elizabethan themes at the Mermaid Inn, Rye, Sussex.
Meanwhile, he and his wife had acquired a family of six children, and the following years were spent in Somerset, teaching, painting and growing vegetables.
He gave up teaching nine years ago and began to paint full-time, showing pictures in the West of England and at the R.A. and the N.E.A.C.
He works in both oil and watercolour, directly from the landscape of Exmoor and Cornwall.