Terry Gilecki has been involved professionally as a freelance commercial and fine artist since 1974, and as a result was confronted with the challenge of working many mediums, and innovating methods and techniques to fit specific demands. Many of those challenges are reflected in the processes and techniques now used in his paintings.
His art is achieved by first applying reactive mediums and applying the modelling material for the texture, often working and reworking the surface and colour glazes until the desired effect is achieved. Often impressions will be made before the surface is catalyzed.
The original design is then transferred to the support and may be modified to capitalize on the character features that have developed in the textured medium.
Painting is then done in acrylic, using a combination of airbrush, brush and scratching back techniques, as well as translucent, opaque and occasionally, metal powders for dimensional quality.