Monday, 5 March 2018

Artist Terry Spurgeon

Terry Spurgeon 1993.

Artist Terry Spurgeon is a former employee of St Cuthberts Mill. Terry started at the mill in 1989 as the Chief Engineer, and worked at St Cuthberts for 9 years. He has had a long career in the papermaking industry, even working in Belgium for a period of time.

Terry’s creative career began in 1962 and he worked as a draughtsman for a company called De La Rue, designing printing presses and minting machinery. His work is of an illustrative style, with a clever a sense of humour. He projects this by using pen and ink with watercolour pencils, blending the colours with a wet brush. Terry’s paper of choice is Saunders Waterford HP (Hot Press).

Terry mainly does private commission work, but is exhibiting soon at the A2 Gallery in Wells, Somerset. He will have approximately 30 pieces of work on display, including the commission he completed for St Cuthberts Mill back in 1993. The mill is loaning this amazing illustration for the exhibition, which runs from 29th March to 12th April 2018.

Good luck with the exhibition Terry!

Terry Spurgeon's comedic illustration of St Cuthberts Mill, 1993.

Terry with his illustration 2018.