Terence Coventry studied at Stourbridge School of Art and the Royal College, London. His work is exhibited widely and regularly and many of his sculptures are held in public and private collections in Britain and the US.
He is represented by Gallery Pangolin and Pangolin London. Before his death, Terence had expressed his wish to show work at Newport House in support of The Cart Shed, and we thank Pangolin for making this possible.
Photo: Steve Russell, Courtesy Gallery Pangolin.
Very much ‘hands on’, Coventry made his sculpture not in a traditional artist’s studio but in a workshop akin to that of an engineer or blacksmith. Rooted in a strong figurative tradition, his sculpture exists in spite of any vagaries or trends in the art world and is an intensely personal art, practical and unpretentious, honest and imbued with great integrity. He took his inspiration from the natural world and the way in which he deftly transformed an assemblage of shapes into a familiar bird, beast or body, is all part of the magic of his work.