file://localhost/Users/Teressa/Desktop/DSC03321.jpg

Biography


Born in Vancouver, B.C., Teressa was first introduced to watercolour painting in 1979, and is primarily self-taught.  Her work is widely collected locally and internationally, and she has been the recipient of numerous awards.    Teressa has served for five years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Federation of Canadian Artists.

While presently teaching watercolour, acrylic and mixed media, Teressa now primarily paints in acrylic.


Statement


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 experimentallly, making revisions toward an unforeseen outcome, layer upon layer, with initial layers poking through, inviting an intriguing examination at close range.


Awards

2007 Silver Medal Award.....Spilsbury Medal Show, FCA, "A New Day"
2007 Award of Excellence.....FCA, Small, Smaller, Smallest Show "Pansy"
2007 Award of Excellence.....FCA, Semi-Abstract Paintings Show "Tide Line"
2004 Award of Excellence.....FCA, All Creatures Great and Small "Party Sheep"
2004 Award of Excellence.....FCA, Print Show "Rose Boquet"
2002 Allesandra Betelli, SFCA Award.....FCA, Experimental Show "Outside the Box"
1998 Honorable Mention.......FCA, Black and White Theme Show "Shell Game"
1990 Pegasus Framers Merchandise Award.....FCA Winter Show
1990 Pegasus Framers Merchandise AWard....FCA Summer Show
1990 Honorable Mention......FCA Summer Show
1989 Honorable Mention......FCA Summer Show
1989 Cash Award....Summer Show
1989 Cash Award....Spring Watercolour Show


Selected Juried, Solo and Group Exhibitions

2008  FCA Group Show “Artist’s Passions” , Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008  Summer Show, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2008  Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, August
2007  FCA Spilsbury Medal Show, December, Federation of Canadian Artists
2007  “Smokin’ Brush Show”, Ferderation Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2007  FCA Small, Smaller, Smallest,  November, Federation of Canadian Artists
2007  Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery, August
2006  “I Am More That My Day Job”, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver (Group Show)
2006  FCA Small Picture Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
2006  FCA Semi Abstract show, Federation of Canadian Artists
2005  FCA Spilsbury Medal Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
2005  “Colour & Clay” Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver (Group Show)
2005  Print Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
2004  FCA Splilsbury Medal Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
2004  Suite E at the New Westminster Library Gallery
2004  FCA All Creatures Great and Small, Federation Gallery
2004  Suite E Forms and Figures at Place Des Arts, Coquitlam, BC
2004  FCA Print Show, Federation Gallery
2003  FCA Invitational Print Show, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003  Suite E Forms and Figures at Place Des Arts, Coquitlam
2003  Solo Show “Textures”at the Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver
2003  Burnaby Studio Tour
2003  FCA Print Show, Federation Gallery
2002  FCA  Spilsbury Medal Show (Oct./Nov.), Federation of Canadian Artists
2002  FCA June Juried Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
2002  FCA Winter Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
2002  FCA Experimental Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
2001  FCA Small Picture and Miniature Show
2000  Aim For Arts -  Open Show, Vancouver, B.C.
1999  FCA Summer Show, Federation Gallery
1998  FCA Spilsbury Medal Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1998  FCA Black and White Theme Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1996  FCA  Christmas Small Picture Show
1996  FCA Summer Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1995  FCA Presidents Invitational Small Picture Show
1995  Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 4 Women show
1991  Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC,Solo Show
1991  FCA Granville Island Opening
1991  FCA Travelling Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1991  FCA FCA 50th Anniversary Show, Federation Gallery
1991  FCA Annual Watercolour Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1991  Exhibition at the de la Acuarela Mexicana
1990  Bonsor Recreation Centre, Burnaby BC
1990  FCA Annual Winter Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1990  FCA Annual Summer Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1989  FCA Annual Winter Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1989  FCA Annual Summer Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1989  Burnaby Art Centre  (Group Show)
1989  FCA Spring Watercolour Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1988  FCA Annual Winter show, Federation of Canadian Artists
1988  Brunaby Art Centre  (Group Show)
1988  Discovery House, Denman Island