Terry McKee Paleo Artist
I was born in Kokomo, Indiana in 1947 of Scotch-Irish and Chippewa Indian descent and raised on a dairy and cattle farm near Tahlequah, Oklahoma. From 1967 to 1971 I served in the U.S. Marine Corps...stationed for three years in the Mojave Desert, California with the 2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion at 29 Palms Marine Corps Base as a radar repairman for the HAWK missile system. After leaving the Marines, I attended Northeastern Oklahoma State University where I earned a B.S. degree in Biology with a Zoology emphasis and minor degrees in Geology and Chemistry. Between the years of 1975 and 1980 I worked for the U.S. Navy at Michaud Station in New Orleans as a lab technician and animal handler in the Navy's Bio-Dynamics Laboratory. In 1980 I was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a wetlands and stream Natural Resource Specialist; first in western Missouri for 5 years, then 28 years in NE Colorado. Prior to my paleo art work I studied the construction and use of primitive weapons and tools, and painted subjects associated with wildlife, primitive people, North American Indians and the Mountain Man Rendezvous period, where, at Rendezvous, I was known as "Crowman." When possible I like to spend my time in the western U.S. deserts and visit fossil sites to develop ideas for my paintings, which are oil on canvas. My wife Cheri and I live in Dulzura, 25 miles southeast of San Diego, CA.
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