Oil on Canvas
171 Rosler Rd
Teresa Smith’s unique contemporary style is a blend of romantic, abstract and impressionism. A naturalist philosophy and love of the woods, forest, flowers and the sea inform her work. Her choice of colors play and bounce off of each other. The paintings vibrate. Teresa combines form, patterns and negative spaces she finds in nature to build her compositions.
Influenced by Emily Carr, Turner, Georgia O’Keeffe, and The Canadian Group of Seven, she paints the soul in nature. Up close, the paintings are loose and textured with the raw quality of oil paint. Lyrical brush strokes, scrapes and drips give the work an aliveness. Stand back and it all comes together in a scene that represents both, beautiful colors and carefully orchestrated shapes, within a concise design.
Teresa’s oil paintings are about the mystery beneath the surface-the layers woven between worlds. Her art represents romance, the richness of beauty, earth, salt air, wild roses, cedar and tide.