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 coastal 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.
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. Teresa has created paintings in 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 compelling body of work.
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.