About Terry

Terry Studer was born in Meriden, Connecticut, USA, but grew up just south of Jacksonville, Florida in Ponte Vedra Beach. From a very early age He started to draw and have an appreciation for art. Terry followed in his Grandfathers footsteps. He too was an artist and he spent many days looking over his Grandfather's shoulder as he painted. Also at an early age he developed a love for the automobile. He believes this was probably inherited from his Father, Grandfathers and Uncles as his family always had interest in cars and always owned a variety of automobiles. They had everything from American muscle cars to German sports cars, DKWs, VWs, a few Morris Minors and a couple of Saabs. As he got older, Terry' s interests gravitated towards the European cars, primarily German sports cars. His best childhood friend had a father that owned an automotive restoration and repair shop that focused mainly on German cars. He spent many days after school playing inside and taking apart Mercedes, Porsches and the occasional Ferrari or English car. It was there that he fell in love with Porsches. As Terry completed high school he befriended another gentleman that owned a Porsche repair shop. At that time artistically, he painted mainly landscapes and architectural renderings. He stated "I did a few automotive related renderings just for myself and showed them to my Porsche friend. He seemed to think I would do well selling them to a few of his customers. I thought I’d give it a try. My first Porsche painting was of a 930, followed by a, new at the time, RS America. I did a few more cars and soon headed off to college in Connecticut. I attended Paier College of Art and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree after 4 years. A few years went by I came back down to Florida and picked up where I had left off with my automotive friends. I started painting automotive art more seriously for various collectors locally". Soon, as his art gained interest, he was painting for collectors all over North America. Now his works resides in the collections of automotive enthusiasts all over the world.