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Dirty Paintbrushes

About me

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My name is Terri Walker Pullen and I am a visual artist local to the Raleigh, North Carolina area. I have been illustrating all of my life starting with drawing comic book stories as a child.  Some of my favorite art mediums are acrylics, watercolors, pastels, pen & inks, and color pencils. I enjoy creating figurative artworks best, because of the stories to which art buyers can relate. 

I have exhibited works of art in art galleries at the Wake Forest Baptist University Health Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from January to December 2021. I have also displayed paintings at the READ WRITE SPELL fundraiser art show held in November 2021, also in Winston-Salem. Other paintings similarly as my oversized 3 x 4' acrylic, titled Historic Caboose, was one of the paintings installed for the Art Around Town project in Garner, NC. This event called for many local artists and was for the residents of Garner. The event ran from August through November 2021. My artwork, Historic Caboose, purchased by the Garner Historic Society and was a silent auction winner.

In previous art shows in 2020, I also exhibited watercolor and acrylic paintings at the Garner Performing Arts Center (GPAC), Garner, NC in honor of Black History month. The name of the art show was Black History Month 2020 Visions Past and Present curated by Visual Artist, LeGrant Taylor. The art show was televised and YouTube Video taped. Other artworks I have displayed during this time of African American recognition was at the Hytai Heritage Cultural Center in Durham, NC. 

Most of my inspiration comes from special moments in time whether those moments originate from photography, live events happening within my community, or fond childhood memories. When illustrating, my goal is to capture art as beautiful in design, as it is in real life.

I am a natural artist from birth with very little to no formal training. However, my formal education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Strayer University, Raleigh, NC, and Master's Degree in Information Technology, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT), Greensboro, NC.


My visual art ability comes from Almighty God who has helped me develop skills over time. ​I am grateful for a natural gift that allows me to create art for people to enjoy.


To learn more about my art services, commissioning, and pricing of existing inventory, feel free to contact me during normal business hours. My mobile phone is 919-247-6142. My email address is I will be happy to work with you on special artwork projects including, but not limited to; original paintings/works of art, prints, custom designs, graphic designs, website design, book illustrations, and how to employ face painting into your upcoming social event. 


I look forward to potentially working with you! 


Thank you for your interest!


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