ARTIST SUBMITTED BIO
Teressa is an artist that enjoys recreating the play of light against dark with texture and color. In addition to painting in several medias, she also designs jewelry.
Having always been interested in creating in various forms, it was her mother that gave her the idea of developing her ideas into visual arts. At the age of 47, she began to take art seriously. In 2005, and after more than 30 years in marketing and customer service, Teressa started developing her love of art through travel and art education.
When an opportunity to open a gallery in 2010, her own art was almost put on hold. However, within two years, Vintera Gallery developed as a major art presence in the heart of Wichita, Kansas. The gallery has working artist's studios, classroom and the largest art collection of local and regional artists within the city.
Teressa is now making time for herself by setting studio time as a priority. In addition to being a gallery owner and full time artist, she is a wife and mother to three grown children, and grandmother to seven children.