Born in St Pancras, London, Whybrow came to St Ives in 1980 with his wife, the art historian and novelist, Marion Davis WHYBROW. Terry is a painter always focused on 'the stillness' of his images, that which he calls 'harmony and silence'. 'Having travelled through figuration, abstraction and back, the same objectives remain. Harmony and Silence.'

When living in London his 'paintings were hard edged abstractions of urban life,' but since coming to Cornwall 'all previous ideas and influences were overshadowed by the strength and textures of Cornwall' [from artist's statement, Falmouth AG exhibition 2000]. His paintings are held in private collections around the globe, and in Cornwall. Falmouth Art Gallery also holds his work in their public collection.

Terry Whybrow died in St Ives in March 2020.



Painting in oils & acrylic

works and access

Works include:  The Harbour series (1986); Painting 1212 (1984)

Access: Falmouth Art Gallery; Stour Gallery, Warwickshire; Waterside Gallery, St Ives


Elsewhere: London, Bath, Manchester, Glasgow; Chelsea Art Fair 1999-2004, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea 2004-10; Hicks Gallery 2001-2010; Walker Galleries (Harrogate/Honiton 2002-06; Manya Igel Fine Art, London; 

Abroad: New York, New England, Cape Cod

1986: RCM & RIC Three Spires Festival Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Pottery, Truro (Opening of the RCM or County Art Gallery, by the Royal Institution of Cornwall)

Waterside Gallery, St Ives 2004-2010

WCAA Founding Art Auction (2004), Queen's Hotel (Donor)

2010: Celtic Winter (mixed), The Stour Gallery, Warks


M Whybrow (1994) Studio St Ives, Artists in their Workplace

Silent Forms, The Work of Terry Whybrow (2008) Illustrated catalogue

Exh Cat: 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000 (illustrated)

Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership p31


W H Lane Sales Catalogue (WCAA) 23 Apr 2004