Teri Wing is an artist living in Gananoque, Ontario. Prior to being represented by Studio22, Wing sold her art independently from her home studio.
Inspired and excited by dramatic lighting, the artist paints with oils using palette knife and flat brush as well as cold wax as a medium to add layers and textures.
Wing first joined Studio22 as a represented artist in February of 2019 and had her first solo ‘Counterpart’ in February of that same year. Today she is one of the gallery’s best selling artists.
Wing volunteers giving art classes at her local Center for Community Living for people with mental and physical challenges.
I started drawing at a young age, when I was told to sit still and be quiet, which was usually at church, dentist or doctor’s office. I would be handed a pen and an old envelope or the back of a grocery list. I would draw the people around me, which I still do today if I have a long wait, as I remain a person who can’t sit still for any length of time. Painting is a calming and meditative process for me, making art takes me to a place where time stands still, where everything disappears except the subject I’m focused on and a story to go with it. I try to paint or draw everyday to maintain a sense of calm in my life. If for some reason I can’t do this I’m gathering ideas, taking photos or doing research for a new piece or series of work, which I enjoy almost as much as the painting itself.
While I enjoy painting landscapes and still life, I love painting the figure. We all relate to human emotions and experiences, it’s universal. I use figures to express how I feel or what I want to say, using colour, texture and mood to convey this..no mater the subject. Dramatic lighting is what excites and inspires me to paint. I prefer my paintings to be contemplative, mysterious, and a bit melancholy. I strive for all my art to be beautiful, thought provoking and timeless.