Jefferey Terreson was raised in Bedford, NY. He earned a four-year Merit Scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he graduated at the top of his class and received his BFA in 1976. In 1977, Terreson was invited to participate in an internship with several top artists in American including Robert Heindel and Mark English.
Returning to New York City, Terreson began his career as an artist. For many years, he painted and supported himself through his fine art illustration. His artwork has been purchased and published by many Fortune 500 companies including Mobil, IBM and NBC as well as the United Nations and the PGA. His art also appeared in nationally published periodicals including Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Readers Digest and many more.
Terreson currently works in a Neo-Impressionistic painting style while embracing the textures and abstract compositional elements popular with many contemporary artists. He continues to explore his original roots as an oil painter while constantly looking to integrate elements of mixed media.