Webster (Web) Gregory Terhune, 58, of Westerly, RI, died on August 26, 2012 after battling a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Jaclyn Ann Udaloff for 35 years.
Webster was born in Yonkers, NY and grew up in Stamford, Conn. with his parents, Harry Ernest Terhune, a lawyer, and Anne Gregory Terhune, a college art history professor, and his sister, Elizabeth. He always had fond memories of his early childhood on Brinkerhoff Ave. Webster married Jaclyn in Canyon Country, California in 1977, where they both attended California Institute of the Arts. He received a BFA in Art and Design from Cal/Arts and an MA in Media Studies at Rhode Island College. Webster’s mother encouraged his love for the arts and throughout his life Webster always encouraged others in the pursuit of their art work, as Coordinator for an Animation Series at the Exploratorium, in San Francisco, in the late 1970’s to Curator of the Hoxie Gallery, Westerly, RI, where in 1993 Webster came up with the idea for the mural “Temple of the Soul” and promoted it world wide, from the Westerly Sun to the New York Times, People Magazine and ABC’s 20/20. Webster then worked for Ilux Imaging in Norwich, Conn., during the late 1990’s, in all aspects of prepress and design for clients such as Ralph Lauren and Shumacher. Webster became a certified Photoshop expert in 2003 and taught at New England Institute of Technology where his original lessons were published by the school as a required textbook for all Photoshop classes. He was also the Digital Media Specialist for the MIS department at NE Tech. Webster always believed that art should move people and was very happy when his work did exactly that at his solo art opening in Westerly, RI, April 2008. Last year Webster and his wife published their eBook This World is Personal and Webster also published an eBook of his artwork. To view Webster's work please visit www.photometamorphia.com. In addition to his artwork, Webster was a synthesist/composer, enjoyed his cats, and loved taking long walks with his wife. Web will be remembered for his kindness, his charm, his ability to make us laugh and his devotion to his wife.
He is survived by his wife, Jaclyn; and his sister, Elizabeth Hodgson Terhune.
There will be no memorial service. In memory of Webster, please give to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHCRI) in his honor.