Teresa Marie Small
Teresa is an emerging Australian Artist and teacher. Growing up in the Hills Shire of Sydney, her journey in art began at age 12, when she began painting. At age 16, she sold her first artwork at the Cumberland Art Show, and has been exhibiting and taking commissions ever since. Creating art is something she has always loved, and sharing beautiful moments with others is something by which she feel deeply impassioned. Making art is a freeing, meditative and satisfying process, from choosing the subject matter to signing the finished work.
Oil paint is her preferred medium and she takes a classical approach to her work, which involves using many layers of thinned paint. Teresa finds the atmospheric effects of light and colour fascinating to explore, through her choice of colours and techniques; when the sunlight is filtered through a shroud of mist, the radiant glow that illuminates a landscape on a summer afternoon, or those magical twilight moments at dusk or dawn, when the sky shows its dazzling rainbow of colours. Landscapes are undoubtedly her subject of choice. While she is painting, Teresa connects to a sublime sense of creation, and while her colours and brush marks build the scene, she feels present in the moment captured.
Teresa is the resident Artist for Chroma Inc an Australian based global company, represented by Gallery 11:11 in North Epping and affiliated with the Castle Hill Art Society, Blacktown Arts Centre and runs two business “Teresa Small Art” and "Live Wedding Paintings". Sharing her love of art with others is a real passion and for the last 6 years she has been teaching workshops all over Sydney with National Art School (Chroma representative), Little Lane Workshops, The Art Studio Maroubra, Pin Gallery, Gallery 11:11, Thrills Events, Blacktown Arts Center, Castle Hill Art Society, Reddam House, Marist Sister College Woolwich, Ravenswood and The Sydney Art School.
2019 Solo Exhibition Monte Alto Crows Nest
2020 Solo Exhibition Gallery 11:11 North Epping
2021 Solo Exhibition Gallery 11:11 North Epping