Terrance Patterson was born March 10, 1929 in a small northern Colorado town. It was in Colorado he discovered his true passions of history and art.
Terrance developed a business in affordable art castings in hydrocal, which are sold nationally and shipped world wide. His beloved wife, Betty Jo, and his son Todd and wife Jill keep the memory of him alive by operating his business today.
His love of the west and western culture served as a motivator in his art. His portrayal of people and animals of the west show a deep sensitivity to these unique personalities that so many have forgotten.
In 1973 Terrance was commissioned to execute a memorial for the Air Force which was rendered by hand from a twelve ton block of Carrara Marble. You can still see this beautiful work of art in Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1984 he was commissioned to create a memorial for the Police of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The memorial was cast in bronze and was dedicated in December of that year. In 1979 Terrance retired from a full time job as a Commercial Artist and Exhibits Designer. To him, art was a way of life and gave him the freedom of self-expression. He once commented on his profession, “I have been drawing and sculpting for as long as I can remember, and I want to pursue my real love, sculpture, exclusively.”
His sculptures may be seen in The Toronto National Museum in Toronto, Canada, The Scotland Yard in London, England, The Pentagon Building in Washington D.C., The Department of The Air Force, The Department of The Navy, The Department of The Army, and The Office of The Chaplains. Throughout his career he studied with Phil Steele from the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver, Colorado and Al Wynne, professor of art at UCCS in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Since Terrance passed away in 1991, Jerome Mose has been our artist in residence. Jerome was raised in Pinon, Arizona. He has been an employee of Terrance Patterson Gallery since 1983. Jerome has created our new pieces starting with the P316 Women in Arms and continuing through to the P343 “Port Dawg”, available in February 2013. He has also updated several statues to modern uniforms and both genders, such as the P267 Flightline Maintainer. Jerome is very proud to create high quality, affordable awards for our military forces. He has also made western and rodeo pieces, including the P320 Fly Fisherman and the P327 Tighten Up statue.