Ellie the Elephant

Hand-built ceramic sculpture.

Oxidation fired to Cone 5.

5.375" x 3.5" x 2.5" (L x W x H)

Terri's artwork

Don't Break My Heart

Color pencil on paper.

14" x 11" matted.

Evan, The Ungroomed Human

Graphite, color pencil,

and ink pen.

11" x 8.5" mounted.

Just Horsing Around

Graphite and ink pen on paper.

7" x 5" matted.

​​​Creative Services for Adults with Disabilities

A Program of Resources for Human Development

Terri Miener

Artist biography / statement

        Ever since I was child I loved to write stories and make art. I had a LOT of animals when I was growing up! We had rabbits, dogs, birds, fish, mice, chipmunks, gerbils, snails, butterflies, and a guinea pig. I was born in Illinois and travelled a lot for various reasons throughout my life, but I've lived most of my life in St. Louis. I grew up in the Kirkwood neighborhood, and I went to school in Webster Groves. My dad was in the Navy and my mom sewed carpets. As an adult, I have stayed in St. Louis for several years, and I have been attending Fine Line Studios since 2012, but I am still working on making my fortune.
        I love to express my creativity through drawing as well as writing and typing stories. I’ve always been a good storyteller, and I have done creative writing ever since I learned how to spell. I like to write every genre, from love stories to murder mysteries to poetry. Writing is my favorite thing to do, and I try to incorporate it into my visual art whenever I can. My artwork is inspired by the desire to entertain people and make them laugh. I am motivated by the staff at Fine Line Studios and their funny faces, the beauty of the world around me, my feelings, seeing art in museums and art shows, my dreams, and watching the Travel Channel! The humor in my art reflects my personality. Make art, don’t be a fart!
        To create my masterpieces, I primarily use pencils, color pencils, ink pens, and pastels. I usually sketch my subject first, so I am able to make changes as I work, then I make my lines more visible with pen, marker, or  charcoal. My artwork often involves people and animals along with a clever saying or title phrase.  

How Quick Can You Flick Your Bick

And Light Your Wick?

Relief block print on paper.

8" x 6" mounted.

Just A Human Named Smiley

Oil pastel on paper.

11" x 14" matted.