Originally trained as a chemist, Terence Gare spent more than 40 years engaged in industrial research and process development within the steel industry. On his retirement he entered new phase in his life, giving him an opportunity to relax, refocus and seek new challenges.
Coming from a technical background, his practice is centred around problem solving, in one form or another. In part this is achieved through a process of experimentation, observation and review, allowing him time to experiment and explore the physicality and materiality of painting. Although much of his practice is centred around painted portraiture, he will digress into photography, installations and textiles if this will achieve the result he is looking for. For Terence, his journey from a purely scientific and technical background towards one more directed towards visual communication is proving to be both stimulating and interesting.
Terence is currently studying for a Contemporary Dialogues MA in Fine Art at University of Wales, Trinity St. David, Swansea. So what does he do when not painting? His three granddaughters play an important part in his day-to-day life as does his role as a Director/Trustee of a Charity engaged in supporting regeneration to enable a better quality of life for communities, particularly in areas of multiple deprivation.