Terry Turrell was born in rural Idaho then traveled to San Francisco and then to Seattle to find his niche in the art world. He first started whittling, then writing songs and creating T-Shirts with unique designs. He put together quirky assemblages from his own scrap yard of collected wood, tin and metal in his garage and backyard. Much of his painting was done with his fingers, brushes and tools from his tool box. His art was discovered in Seattle and he continues to produce improvisational artwork, which has acquired a loyal following. His works appear in prominent collections throughout the world.