Teresa resides in Phoenixville, PA. She works in oils on top of newspaper covered board. She sketches her subject directly with paint and works in thin layers allowing areas of the newspaper to show through, creating noise and adding depth to each piece.
"Art has been the constant in my life. In 2011 I quit my corporate job to pursue a full-time art career and be around for my boys. Self-taught in oils, I developed my signature style in 2009, and have been experimenting with it since. My hope is that the onlooker feels like they can step right into the artwork and experience the location with all of their senses. To achieve this whole-body experience, I use newspaper as a background to simulate depth and sound. I use layers upon layers of oil paint to simulate the energy of city life, especially in the drips and unexpected marks. The brushstrokes change throughout the works to help the viewer soak in the emotion and atmosphere of the location.
In the end, I hope I encourage people to see the world a little differently the next time they step outside."