Much of Teresa’s work is inspired by Japanese screens and the artwork of the 17th and 18th century. She is concerned with the relationship between art and the viewer, and how a painting affects its surroundings and the emotions. She perceives nature through the eyes of the Japanese artist, not merely producing copies. The balance of a line is there for a reason, it has a beginning and an end, bringing balance and harmony to an image.
She uses metal leaf, colour and composition to realize these concepts, and to draw the onlooker into an enchanted more peaceful world.
The techniques used in Teresa’s unique paintings can be traced to her past work as a fine-arts restorer, interior designer, and mural painter. She was emotionally moved by the sense of history in the antiques on which she worked, experiences which provided her with a lifelong respect for the stylistic traditions in visual arts of all historical periods.
Although their forms may hearken back to traditional Asian designs, these are highly personal works, informed by her years of experience and love of all aspects of visual design. Her vibrant and daring mix of traditions and styles produces radiant art that is a powerful hybrid of Western visual strategies and Eastern tranquillity. See more of Teresa's work here.