Many years ago, my work was predominantly representational. I painted in watercolour and was inspired by the way light fell on objects, and the shadows and shapes the light created. Although still interested in light, shadow and shapes, I'm also fascinated with colour and texture, and how they relate to one another.file://localhost/Users/Teressa/Desktop/DSC03321.jpg
My approach to painting has evolved over the years, from being a purest watercolourist to layering watercolour with gouache or acrylic and other mediums to achieve the desired results. I often start with an abstract underpainting and let the painting grow from there. With one stroke of the brush, my painting will take a different direction.
I now work primarily in acrylic and enjoy working experimentally, making revisions toward an unforeseen outcome, layer upon layer, with initial layers poking through, inviting an intriguing examination at close range.
Teressa's studio is in New Westminister, BC.