Terri Kelly Moyers cannot recall a time when she wanted to be anything other than an artist. From the time she was a child drawing animals, she has consistently directed most of her time and energy toward that goal, beginning with her early studies in art. She has been fortunate, she says, to study with a number of important artists including Robert Lougheed, Bob Kuhn, Kenneth Riley, Howard Terpning, Ned Jacob, Clarence Tillenius, and the late William Moyers, the noted cowboy artist who was her father-in-law.
From 1978 to 1982, Moyers made many trips to the Okanagan Game Farm in Penticton, British Columbia, to paint animals from life with other artists from across North America. It was there that, in 1979, she met John Moyers, a fellow artist who is now her husband. Like him, Moyers is an ardent advocate of plein air painting. She is convinced that working outdoors, and learning to see and interpret the ever-changing atmosphere and light, is the best means of growing as a painter.
Moyers won the Frederic Remington Painting Award for El Tejido de la Familia at the 2011 Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition. In 2012, she received the Prix de West Purchase Award for her painting La Luz de Fe.