Born 1948 in Kitchener, Ontario, Terry Golletz currently lives in Elora Ontario. He has been President of the Colour and Form Society, Ontario and is a published artist with presentations of his work in World Wide Art Books’ Current Masters II - 2016 and Important World Artists II - 2017. Golletz graduated from the Ontario College of Art - A.O.C.A. and has his BA with a Fine Arts major from The University of Guelph, Ontario, as well as his BEd in Vocational Arts Qualifications from Queen's University in Kingston Ontario. He has participated in shows through Ontario, and into the United States in Royal Oak Michigan and Madison Square Garden NY City.
In his work he is expressing the happier more playful side of Surrealism. He refers to his work as "Abstract Surrealism"
Each painting has its own evolution. His concern is in creating a unified composition of color and form which allows maximum participation of the viewer in the artwork. Since the form does not represent an image that the viewer can immediately recognize and label, they are allowed to look inward to themselves to create with their own imaginations whatever their current mood moves them to create. This work falls somewhat in line with AUTOMATISM, a method of painting (or writing) used by surrealists, that depends on the emergence of subconscious images. Golletz’s works are deeply complex and psychedelic. A look across his portfolio shows not only dedication and a unique style but the artist seems to have created a personal language, a vocabulary with which he makes up bizarre, abstract narratives that tell surreal open-ended stories. Each painting is recognizably Golletz, fluid, vibrant, bold and eccentric, yet each composition remains distinctive and special.