Teresa captures emotion in watercolor paintings, and the secret is in the eyes. All of the details of a portrait are importants, but she painstakingly spends most of her time on their eyes.
“As they always say, eyes are the window to the soul,” she said. “I very much concentrate and spend a lot of time on the eyes. I’m a slow painter; some of my paintings easily took 60 hours to paint because of the detail.”
As Teresa became more comfortable with watercolor, she began to earn acclaim for her watercolor portraits. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana and won Best of Show in 2013. She is also a member organizations: Indiana Artists, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis Art Center, American Watercolor Society, Portrait Society of America and Indiana Heritage Arts.
In 2017, she won Best of Show at the Swope Museum of Art’s Wabash Valley Exhibition in Terre Haute and in 2091 had an exhibition at Conner Prairie.