About The Artist

Multi-Talented Artist, Terrence J. Moore, was  born in Greenville, NC in the year of 1975.  His interest for art started at the age of two when he drew on the walls at home which resulted in disciplinary action; however, it lead to the purchase of coloring books and the walls at home were no longer his platform for drawing.  Terrence has been a self taught artist since receiving his first coloring book and sketchbook at the age of two. 

He initially started drawing with a pencil and then gravitated towards painting when watching his first episode of the late and famous artist, Bob Ross. Despite challenges presented to him which stem from limited access to resources, it did not stop him from pursuing his passion of becoming a unique and successful artist. 

One day while in the mall at the age of fifteen, he came across an airbrush shop. He entered the shop with his  motivation to learn and broaden his art skills. The owner hired him and Terrence has been airbrushing since 1989. 

In 2000, he became an entrepreneur and opened up his own airbrush shop called Custom Teez and his slogan was ” anything on anything” meaning he can design anything on anything such as designs on cakes, vehicles, tee shirts, clothing, motor cycles, canvases, walls, murals, buildings, menus,  sculptures, and boats. Terrence airbrushed a tour bus for national recording artist, Doc McKenzie, and The Blue Notes. He has airbrushed custom boats and over 300 vehicles. The first boat he airbrushed was a 50 ft. boat for company, Fountain Motor Boats, of Washington, NC.  As the trend for airbrushing decrease, Terrence taught himself graphic design as well as introduced himself to Photoshop and Illustrator which lead to designing cartoons, children’s books, flyers, business cards, logos, websites, and comic books.

Recognition for his artistic talent started in high school when he received three major art awards (1994 Pitt County Board of Education Art Award, 1992 Gold Key Scholastic Art Award, 1993 Silver Key Scholastic Art Award ). Terrence defines the meaning of talent when it comes to art as he is well versed in pencil, ink, oil, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, water color, photography art, illustration, airbrushing, sculptures, tattoos, comic books, children books, and more.  In 2019, his artwork was featured in the Voyage Los Angeles Magazine. In 2017, he was recruited to design mural of famous jazz singer, Thelonious Monk. In 2004, WCTI News of Greenville, NC televised his painting of famous singer, Ray Charles. In 2010, he was recognized in the Daily Reflector newspaper for development of the Art Factory in Greenville, NC. In 2017, he created and designed comic book, BPX Phoenix, and it is published. 

Terrence has a genuine heart for the community and people. He is a very positive person and loves to motivate people to do well and to believe in themselves.  He was  featured in the Greenville Reflector newspaper in 2017 as A Great Human Being. He has volunteered at East Carolina University ( ECU ) on numerous occasions drawing animated characters. He served as a volunteer at Vidant Medical Center ( formerly named Pitt County Memorial Hospital ) drawing characters for terminally ill children under the direction of Susan Suggs.  Terrence taught art classes for the elderly programs at various nursing home facilities and volunteered at the  Greenville Homeless shelter drawing caricatures. Terrence served as an Art Instructor for an airbrush class at Lenoir Community College of Kinston, NC.  Terrence served as a summer camp Art instructor for the Pitt County Sheriffs Department for five years.  

Terrence has committed his life to perfecting almost every facet of art he could utilize and his passion is to show the world his art. His art has a psychological and spiritual message of redemption, love, pain, and inner joy.  He want to create a legacy for his family and the world.

In his own words, “We can be who we wish to be, who we are meant to be. Let no one or nothing deny you.” – Terrence J Moore

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