Dick Termes was the first artist we worked with to bring a new type of design to life with our MOVA Globes. With our latest collaboration we get a more personal artwork with the Black Hills Termesphere, a design inspired by Dick’s hometown and surrounding areas. He talks to us about how the Black Hills shaped his life and his art, and gives us some background on his unique and interesting Termesphere Gallery.
MOVA: Let’s start by telling us how long you’ve lived in the Black Hills area of South Dakota and why you love calling it your home.
Dick Termes: I’ve lived there 74 years, basically. My folks lived here and then they were sent to California for Dad to work in the ship yards during the war. I was born in California at that time. The Black Hills have always been where I do my best work. There have been lots of opportunities to relocate to either coast over the years, but Spearfish and Black Hills are just a special place and a constant inspiration.
Tell us how the Black Hills inspired you and your art.
Many of my paintings have used images from the Black Hills but mainly I just feel comfortable here and my creative side works well when I am relaxed.