Born on April 28 1935 in Verdun, a borough of Montreal, Tomalty is a self-taught artist that learned to draw at a young age by copying characters in comic books. At 16 years old he worked as an apprentice at a local art studio. In the early 1990’s he worked for the firm j. Walter Thomson designing advertisements for large corporations. Terry Tomalty painted many subjects; landscapes cityscapes and still-life but he is most famous for his hockey scenes. He painted many NHL hockey games and scenes of kids playing on a local rink. His portrayal of the Canadian’s favorite sport in various settings is filled with a sweet nostalgia that appeals to all that consider hockey as part of their national culture. Throughout his career Tomalty had many solo shows and his work is found in many private and corporate collection in Canada and abroad.