At age 16, he was employed by the local council as an architectural draughtsman with the proposal to study for an RIBA qualification, but National Service intervened. After basic training, Terry chose photography over bomb disposal, a decision partly swayed by an incident involving gunpowder and singed eyebrows in his youth.He became an Army Public Relations photographer in Cyprus in 1957. After National Service, he continued his interest in both drawing and photography, gaining qualifications in the latter, and began to both paint and exhibit large works in oils. He became Chief Photographer for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, travelling widely to document the built environment. During this period he photographed many prominent artist studios, where he met Michael Rothenstein, Bridget Riley, Elisabeth Frink, Terry Frost and Ken Howard, among many others. It was after a brief discussion with Rothenstein that Buchanan decided to study printmaking. He studied at St Ives under Naomi Frears and Rachel Kantaris, and also later in Bath.
His works are evident of a clear and broad knowledge and understanding of the major 20th Century artistic movements, and are remarkably vivid and fresh, with a distinct depth of meaning across a range of mediums. Buchanan has exhibited widely, both in the UK and internationally, including at the Milan Exhibition of British Art, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Royal West of England Academy, Banqueting House, Whitehall, Leighton House Museum, Kensington, Manchester Museum of Industry, AXIS, Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art and The Podium, Bath. You can view our full collection of these here. Size: 75 x 57cm (29.5" x 22.4").
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. All our artworks are packaged to a very high standard, using protective cellophane wallets, hardboard backing, and bubble wrap.Framed pictures are packed into custom made cartons. All of our items come with a Certificate of Authenticity. Bill, one of the directors was joined by his son, Dan, in 2012. Bill and Dan (now managing director) are joined by 6 art historians/gallery specialists, 2 stock controllers/dispatchers and an art conservation specialist. We operate from dedicated premises in Corsham, Wiltshire and utilise various humidity controlled storage facilities in the local area.
The art in our online gallery has been handpicked by our team of highly qualified art historians. We try our hardest to ensure that artworks are described and photographed as accurately as possible. This includes using strobe lighting and colour calibrated screens to colour check our images.