Terry Havlis Drahos has had a diverse career in the visual arts for nearly 25 years, as an artist, educator, graphic designer, and gallery director. Her own art practice is strongly rooted in a passion for gestural figure drawing. In recent years, her work has adapted the spontaneity of figure drawing into non-representational compositions, rendered in oil and encaustic. In 2005, the gallery hosted a very well-received exhibition of this work, entitled Elemental Ratio, which was based upon the ancient Golden Rectangle, or Golden Ratio, thought to be the most aesthetically pleasing shape. Though this work was non-representational, the use of colour, light, and format are clearly influenced by the scenic landscape where she lives in the Annapolis Valley.