Teresa’s work is rooted in the nature and effects of landscape and seascape through changing emotions, movement, light and colour. Living in Cornwall and visiting the coast paths and moorlands has filled her sketchbooks with drawings. The visual language used reflects the constant connection with the elements through daily walks. From initial response to a subject, after observational drawing, the imagination takes over and instinct and intuition produce compelling canvases which in the end are as much about the paint on the surface as about the place that inspired them.
“I think of my work as poetic and sensual, the creating of paintings being visual conversations.”
Subjects range from land and seascape to still life objects, often combining the two, creating exciting and challenging colour combinations.
Since moving to a new studio in the Ocean Studios complex at the Royal William Yard Plymouth new work has been concerned with Bronze Age discoveries on Dartmoor. A solo exhibition, Painting the Earth with Granite and Amber, will show paintings, "assemblages" and collages as a response to the grave of a young girl excavated only a few years ago, along with her artefacts of beads, belts, baskets and her bones. Who was she? A princess, a wise woman? These questions and her name will never be known, but breathing the air that she breathed and making work about the place she was found has resulted in a variety of work. (The exhibition dates: 25 November to 18 December, 12 to 5pm Wed to Sun.)
Teresa gained a BA 1st class honours degree in painting in 1996 and has since worked full time as an artist, exhibiting in galleries nationally and internationally. Prices are reasonable for paintings in oil on canvas, already framed: from £500 up to £4,000 for a huge wall piece of 100 x 250 cm. Commissions are also gladly undertaken.
One Aldwych, London; Bushey Museum & Art Gallery; Champneys Hotel, Tring; Hotel de Ville, Nanterre, Paris; Bromet School, Watford; Stock Exchange Building London; Watford Football Club hospitality suite; Derriford Hospital; Mary Portas