Press & Media


Terry Scales has a formidable exhibiting history, showing his first work at the age of 16 alongside David Bomberg in the first Victoria Embankment Show of 1949. Since then he has exhibited continuously with The Royal Academy, London Group, Arts Council of Great Britain and the Arts Council of Scotland, appearing in various shows with Austin Desmond Fine Art, Belgrave and Michael Parkin Galleries, Thompson's and Cadogan Contemporary. A retrospective at the Financial Times followed in 1996 and a 'Riverscape Show' at the Age Exchange, Blackheath for the Millennium Celebrations in 2000. A major retrospective 'Homage to the Working Thames' was held at The Guildhall in 2003, the works from which exhibition can be seen here. Terry continues to exhibit and a list of both forthcoming and recently held exhibitions can be found here.

Amongst those who have commissioned paintings are The National Maritime Museum, Tate & Lyle, Scruttons PLC, The Civil Service, Axe Valley Heritage Trust and many private collectors in the U.K and abroad.

Paintings are currently held in the collections of The Landmark Trust, The London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth, The South London Gallery and Guildhall Art Gallery.

Selected media coverage includes;

  • South London Press, Tommy Stubbington interview relating to major retrospective at Duncan Campbell Fine Art Gallery, February 2008.
  • British satellite News, profile interview with reference to the Guildhall one person show 'Homage to the Working Thames', June 2003.
  • Artists and Illustrators, profile interview with reference to the Guildhall one person show 'Homage to the Working Thames', June 2003.
  • Sunday Telegraph, 'Critics Choice', John McEwan Reviews relating to 'Valleys of Vision' exhibition, 21st October 2001.
  • Sunday Telegraph, 'Critics Choice', John McEwan Reviews relating to Michael Parkin Exhibition 15th June 1997.
  • Dictionary of British Art, Vol.6, Francis Spalding, 1996. 
  • The Dictionary of Artists in Britain 1945, David Buckman, 1996.
  • Channel 1 Cablevision, studio interview film 'The River' broadcast December 1996.
  • Camberwell School of Art it's Students and Teachers 1943 - 1960, Geoff Hassell, 1995.
  • The Pulse, colour supplement, profile interview 'Thames Elegy' exhibition, May 1995.
  • The London Magazine, four paintings reproduced 'Thames Traffic', Autumn 1995.
  • BBC1, work illustrated in film review, Royal Academy Summer Show, June 1994.
  • Apollo Magazine, work reproduced from '20th Century Art Fair', August 1990.
  • Art Monthly, 'An Encounter with Bomberg', commissioned article, March 1988. 
  • The Countryman, 'Landscape with Painter'.
  • Arts Review, Richard Smart Review 'The Personal Environment', June 1972.
  •  Time Out, Sarah Kent Reviews 'The Personal Environment', May 1972.
  • Art News, review by Barbara Wright, Greenwich Theatre Gallery, January 1968.
  • The Guardian Review by M.G. McNay of one person show, Greenwich Theatre Gallery January 1968.