Teresa’s studio in Cornwall is close to the Rivers Lynher and Tamar as well as Dartmoor. It is surrounded by many coast paths, seas and estuaries from where she derives most of her inspiration. Her work is rooted in the nature and effects of landscape and seascape through changing emotions, movement, light and colour. The visual language used reflects the constant connection with the elements through daily walks.
“I think of my work as poetic and sensual, the creating of paintings being visual conversations.” From initial response to a subject, after observational drawing, the imagination takes over and instinct and innovation produce compelling canvases which in the end are as much about the paint on the surface as about the place that inspired them.”
Subjects range from land and seascape to still life objects, often combining the two. Still Life objects are often placed within landscapes, gardens or interiors to create exciting disruptions to the spaces and challenging colour combinations. Teresa gained a BA 1st class honours degree in painting from the University of Hertfordshire in 1996 and has since worked full time as an artist, exhibiting in galleries nationally and internationally. Her work is now in many collections worldwide.