Originally from Poland, Teresa received her training in fine arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, and graphic arts at George Brown College in Toronto. She has been painting and gardening for over 15 years since she had moved from Toronto to the rural area near Kingston.
Mastering a technique that she has developed over a period of years, Teresa creates semi-abstract vibrant work using bold primary colours in her own pointillism style. The paintings look like they have little jewels applied all over the surface, and have a rich, tactile quality with rhythm and symmetry. The artist states: “The ultimate goal I wish to accomplish, mastering my technique is to be able to captivate the energy of an inner glow and with the effect of a trance-like rhythm of the dots give the paintings their own pulse”.
Through the years the female figure tends to appear despite the different themes that I have explored in my painting practice. Most recently the female nude has become the subject. Her landscape-like body manifests the tendency to intertwine with earthy Elemental Forces that I have been working with in the past. Spring is Air – youth. Summer is the Sun and the fruition of our mature years. Autumn is Earth – harvest time, old age. Winter is peace and death. Essential waters are transformed into snow. Recently I have been contemplating the essence of beauty, openness and the need to give and connect, I imagine our Planet as a vulnerable woman that needs to be respected, loved and cherished. I would like her to continue to flourish and give life.