Bio / Testimonials
Teresa was born in Cornwall, England and spent most of her childhood painting the views of panoramic landscapes from the fields she played in near her home in the countryside and the wild seas nearby.
She started painting in oils at age ten on massive pieces of hardboard, sold her first portrait at twelve and then in recent years discovered the amazing effects she could achieve in her portraits by using soft pigment pastels and pure pigment powder. She found the luminosity of the pure pigment perfect for portraiture.
Teresa has built up clientele worldwide and has had commissions for many subjects, from a portrait for an ambassador, to a hang gliding action sketch for an extreme sports fanatic and an aircraft carrier for a naval officer.
Following her last sold-out exhibition, she decided to run her own gallery near the woods in Portreath before moving to Hayle nr St Ives.
After a long break in painting due to personal commitments, Teresa has recently begun to re-emerge and is experimenting with exciting new mediums, including metal leaf and resin.
"Amazing, beautiful! This is the best painting of horses I have ever seen. It's exceptional. Your portraits are beautiful, so expressive. (re 'Sherpani') The way you captured the feeling in her expression - genius." .... "You create art the same way I do music - the whole thing visualised then downloaded/created. I love all your art." - Esteban Antonio, composer/guitarist.
"Happy to purchase one of your beautiful original paintings...." - Makouri Scott, NZ artist Kahu Arts Trust.
"Teresa, I love your art! So so cool and eclectic! I'd love a copy of Archangel Michael! " ............. Going to get it framed and put it somewhere to bring me peace, love and light, Teresa!" - Adrian Silas aka 'Dr M.' Director Masquerade Events, London.
" My daughter loves her portrait, she kept looking at it for a whole day and did not eat she she was so excited. There is an article in the our Karachi Times newspaper about it." - Indonesian Ambassador.