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About Me


Hello all, and thank you for visiting my website.

I am obsessed with images, and I have always loved to draw. My Dad was a great calligrapher and artist. He drew on everything; napkins,table cloths, newspapers, or whatever was handy..........and so do I.                     My brother and I grew up riding horses, and Dad was an Oldsmobile dealer. So you might notice a lot of horses and old cars in my work.     Oh yeah, we played a lot of cowboys and Indians as                  I get great pleasure from creating art, both painting and photogtaphy and also from sharing images with others.                            When I am painting. I am lost in time.All of a sudden it's three AM.            I hope you enjoy my work (work is not the right term) art.                                                           My Bio sheet follows:

"Terry Newell is a nationally recognized visual artist. . . He has developed a style and technique unique to his own works. . . something few artists are ever able to accomplish." Dr. Forrest Suycott, Dean of the School of Fine Arts, Western Illinois University, in presentation of the National Endowment for the Arts-"Friends of the Arts Award." 

EDUCATION - B.S. Degree, Western Illinois University 


  • Illinois Arts Council Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Western Illinois University Gallery, Macomb, IL
  • Prairie Lounge Gallery, WIU, Macomb, IL
  • Keokuk Art Center, Keokuk, IA
  • Tomsich Fine Art Galleries, Ltd. St Louis. MO
  • American River Inn- Grand Opening, Georgetown, CA
  • Granite Bank Gallery, Quincy, IL


  • Los Angeles Arts Council, Los Angeles, CA
  • Western Illinois Portfolio (traveling show featured in 52 galleries nationally).                                                                                Quincy Art Guild Show, Quincy, IL
  • Fountain Hills Festival Juried/Competitive Exhibition of Fine Arts, Phoenix, AZ
  • Artists' Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL                                Illinois Arts Council Gallery, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS AND TV -                                                                            "Carol Burnett Show," CBS,                                                                       "St Lous Post Dispatch"                                                                               "Art in America,"                                                                                          *PBS Television"Illinois Stories,"                                                                 "Peoria Journal Star Weekender," (cover and feature),                   "Chicago Tribune" and Associated Press- (reviews)                                      MUSEUMS -                                                                                                  The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York                             Illinois State Library,                                                                                    Western Illinois Universary Archives                                                       My art gallery is Crooked Creek Gallery, Carthage, IL.                                                                                                                                                     "I enjoy both painting and photography; often my photography is mistaken for painting and my paintings for photography."                    Thank you again for visiting my site. Sure hope you enjoy it.                    Please feel free to contact me with any question that you might have.                  My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.


I am inspired by nature, people,colors, history,great artists, and good stories.


Paintings in acrylic, enamel,and oil.                    Enhanced and fine art photography

career highlights

National Endowment for the Arts Award             "Who is Who in American Art"                              "Western Illinois Portfolio"                                   Illustrations for Vinson Price poetry on              "The Carol Burnett Show" on CBS

crooked creek Gallery

                crooked creek gallery                                   Our gallery in Carthage, IL

        crooked creek gallery interior

          Crooked creek gallery interior

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