Teri Wing

Nothing intrigues me more than people, while I enjoy painting landscapes and still life, I love the figure. We all can relate to human emotions and experiences, it’s universal.

I believe my interest in people started at a very young age, when I was told to sit still and quiet, which was usually at church or a waiting room. I would be handed a pen and old grocery list or envelope from Mums bag, I would draw other people also waiting. A sketch book in my bag, is a must as I still do this when faced with a long wait, I love to study people.  I try to paint or draw every day, it’s a natural part of my day.

Living in the small town of Gananoque in the heart of the beautiful Thousand Islands, offers endless inspiration. I volunteer giving art classes at a local Center for Community Living for folks with mental and physical challenges and they also inspire me with their determination and creativity.

Artist Statement:

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.

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