"Cathedral trees and wild places. Colors and shapes and the soul in nature."
Teresa Smith B.A., Visual Arts, Naropa University
Informed by a naturalist philosophy, Teresa’s art combines a richness of oil paint and contemplative practice. Growing up in rural Quebec instilled a sincere and intimate love of deep woods. Years of riding horses through old growth forest of the west coast. Hikes with Irish Wolfhounds and immersion into the plant world as a Master Gardener inform her work. The philosophy of the intelligence of trees adds depth. Teresa paints the soul in nature. Teresa graduated from Naropa University with a contemplative arts degree. She exhibits her largescale oil paintings in the US and Canada. She lives on a little ferry served island with her horses, irish wolfhounds, and giant fir trees. The vista in front of her is Mount Baker and the Salish Sea.