Sean Terrington trained in Graphic Design and Fine Art at the Isle College during the mid-Seventies, and has sketched, painted, and made prints for over 35 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts Hons degree, as well as a degree in teaching (P.G.C.E) from the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He considers Edward Seago, Ted Wesson, and Rowland Hilder to be his biggest artistic influences, along with the Impressionist movement.
Sean has demonstrated painting techniques for art materials manufacturer Tollit & Harvey in art venues across the UK, as well as tutored courses and workshops. He has successfully exhibited with the British Watercolour Society, Society of Miniaturists, and the Yorkshire Pastel Society. His paintings have been widely collected, most notably by the late Queen Mother; Derek Oldfield, former conductor of the Iceni Orchestra; and Henry Bellingham, MP. He is a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists and a member of the West Norfolk Artists Association. He writes articles for the Leisure Painter - the UK's best-selling learn-to-paint monthly magazine.
Sean has written and recorded over 1200 songs since 1976. He has worked with platinum selling artists such as Kim Fowley and Najam Sheraz, as well as successful lyricist David L Graham. His songs have been broadcast in shopping malls, restaurants, and cafes around the world, as well as aired on National Radio and TV. They have also been placed with brands and institutions, including the BBC and Benetton, fashion agency Spreadhouse , film documentaries, corporations, and tourist board information promos.
Sean's first article was published by East Anglia Monthly in 1986 - a 1500 word two-page spread on Sean's childhood hero - anti-slavery campaigner, Thomas Clarkson. Wright wrote for many trade journals and magazines, publishing his first children's novel in 2003, and subsequently 12 more novels between 2003-2008. Sean became a well-known and successful cross-over author, named alongside JK Rowling, Philip Pullman, and GP Taylor as an author worth collecting (Book and Magazine Collector - July 2004 and The Guardian daily newspaper - December 2004).
In April 2005, in recognition of remarkable sales figures in London's Royal Bookshop, Hatchards, Piccadilly, Sean was named one of Hatchard's Authors of the Year - and attended a ceremony in London where he met fellow Authors of the Year, Andrew Marr, Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, younger brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, and writing legends Jaqueline Wilson and PD James. Sean has been a British Fantasy Award finalist 3 times for his excellence in writing within the science fiction and fantasy genres.
Sean's influence on the publishing world, within the new sub-genre cross-over fiction, has been written about by Canadian Professor Sandra L. Beckett, in her academic history and criticism book "Crossover Fiction: Global & Historical Perspective" (published in New York & London by Routledge, 2008).