We are trying to document, photograph and catalogue the paintings of Terry Cain. The titles are for the sake of cataloging and identifying the art works.

The authenticated paintings of Hull born artist Terry Cain

1930 - 2014

Forest,lake and deer by Terry Cain

A Forest, a Lake and a Deer by Terry Cain

Painted in 1988, acrylic on canvas board. This is one of the later paintings done by T.Cain. Terry was at the height of his skills by the time this painting was done. This painting shows his softer side, something he was more comfortable with later in life.



Midnight lake by Terry Cain

Midnight Lake by Terry Cain

Painted in 1977, acrylic on hardboard. One of the 'The Blue Pallete' Paintings. Not one of his favorites, painted in a few hours, 'Its what people like' he said.



Fully Rigged Ship by Terry Cain

Fully Rigged Ship by Terry Cain

A 'fully rigged Ship' painted in 1980, acrylic on hardboard. A fully rigged 'Ship' because it has three square rigged masts, as opposed to a 'Barque' or a 'Brig'. Terry having been a seaman was very accurate and precise in his maritime paintings. He could not be as precise in the painting of water, in his own words 'You just have to suggest some things'. Through his years at sea, watching the ocean in all its moods, he aquired an unique ability to capture the charactor of the sea with an almost uncanny realism.



Earl of Beaconsfield by Terry Cain by Terry Cain

The Earl of Beaconsfield by Terry Cain

Painted in 1981, acrylic on canvas. Terry became intrested in the wreck of the 'Earl of Beaconfield' when 'It just showed up while I was fishing the the tide down'. Originally a 'Cunard' liner built in 1864 callled the ' Cuba' It was called 'The Earl of Beaconsfiel' in 1876. Wrecked near Withernsea on the 6th of November 1887. Terry and friend Dave, went out in a motor inflatable, to see the wreck close up. Terry liked to explore.



Sea and Monet Style Sky by Terry Cain

Sea and Monet Style Sky by Terry Cain. Reworking of a E.John Robinson painting

Painted in 1980, acrylic on canvas.
This painting has borrowed more than a little from the work of E.John Robinson. The sky and the distant forest on the right are straight from one of E.John Robinson's paintings illustrating his book 'Maritime Painting in Oil'. This book, bought for Terry by his wife Ruth, informed his paintings a great deal in his later life, but never as much as this.



Coast Pool by Terry Cain

Coast Pool by Terry Cain

Painted in 1981, acrylic on canvas.



Nude by Terry Cain

Nude by Terry Cain

Painted in 1981, acrylic on canvas.



Portraits


Ruth Cain by Terry Cain

Ruth Cain, (1930 - 1992) Beloved wife (1958 - 1992) of Terry Cain

Painted around 1968, 1969, acrylic, missing. Scan of photograph.
Born Ruth Miller, She first met Terry when working as a shop girl 'He was so cheeky'. Ruth was struck down with TB in her late teens and would spend many years in 'Raywell Sanitorium' Cottingham. She thought that her life was over until the introduction of Antibiotics. She said 'The wards started to clear very quickly with the new antibiotics, I was out in no time'. Terry had spent the last ten years as a seaman when ill health forced him to become landlocked. So, many years after they had first met, Ruth and Terry would meet up again at the 'East Park Dance Hall'. They fell in love. In 1958 she married Terry and became Ruth Cain. They had two children. She died of 'motor neurone disease' in 1992. Terry would never paint again.



Portrait of a Young Woman by Frans Hals. Copy by Terry Cain

Portrait of a Young Woman by Frans Hals. Copy by Terry Cain

Painted in 1973. Original Frans Hals painting at The 'Ferens Art Gallery



Elvis. Copy of Album cover, by Terry Cain

Elvis. Copy of Album cover, by Terry Cain

Painted in 1977, acrylic. Scan of photograph. Terry painted three of these, 'Each one looks different but they all look like Elvis'. One went to a client, no idea what happened to the other two.



Rembrant.  Copy of a post card, By Terry Cain.

Rembrant. Copy of a post card, by Terry Cain

Painted in 1970s, acrylic on canvas board.



Mona Lisa, copy of a post card, by Terry Cain. <

Mona Lisa. Copy of a post card, by Terry Cain.

Painted in 1964, oil, missing. Scan of photograph. On loan to Peter Smith.



Nelson, copy of a post card, by Terry Cain.

Nelson. Copy of a post card, by Terry Cain,

Painted 1975, Oil on canvas, sold to client at time. Scan of photograph.



Something Softer


Bavaria by Terry Cain

Bavaria by Terry Cain

Painted 1987, acrylic on canvas.



Forest Walk 1 by Terry Cain

Forest Walk 1 by Terry Cain

Painted 1988, acrylic on canvas board.



Forest Logs by Terry Cain

Forest Logs by Terry Cain

Painted 1988, acrylic on canvas board.



The missing Paintings. Scans of photographs taken in the 80s


MCW Metro Bus by Terry Cain

Hull Corporation MCW Metro Bus by Terry Cain

Painted in 1980, acrylic. On loan to Peter Smith.
Hull Corperation Transport commissioned a professional artist to paint a bus. Terry did not think it was up to much and said so. 'So you think you could do better Cainy' said his work mates and laughed. A month later he turned up at work with this painting of an MCW Metro bus. No one laughed, they never saw him in the same light again. Hull Corporation Transport commissioned him to do the three paintings below for the transort club. The paintings are currently on loan to Peter Smith. They remain the property of Hull Corporation.



Tram Bus by Terry Cain

Hull Corporation Tram Bus by Terry Cain

Painted 1980, acrylic. On loan to Peter Smith.



Trolley Bus by Terry Cain

Hull Corporation Trolley Bus by Terry Cain

Painted 1980, acrylic. On loan to Peter Smith.



Atlantean Bus on Humberbridge by Terry Cain

Hull Corporation Atlantean on Humberbridge by Terry Cain

Painted 1980, acrylic. On loan to Peter Smith. If you look close the driver of the bus above is Terry Cain and the three people on the top deck are Ruth and the two children. The scene depicts 'The first Hull Corporation bus to go over the Humber Bridge'.