Terri Tena was born in Naga City, Philippines in 1971. She mainly focuses on painting with oils
and acrylics and explores nature scenery. Her influences include Gauguin, Da Vinci, Van Gogh,
and The Group of Seven. She is primarily self-taught but has taken various community art
classes. She likes to focus on Oceanscapes painted from her memories of the Philippines.
Terri works slowly and meticulously when painting from reality and fast and passionately when
painting abstracts. She began painting in 1991 as a leisure activity. Terri claims art helps her
explore herself and express emotions.