I’ve always enjoyed conjuring my own realities in paint. Once the bones of a painting are in place the sweeping landscapes, epic bovines and calves are all there to entice me to capture them in situations that I would gladly trade places with. I paint them as I see them, living in the moment, casually exchanging a glance with a visitor who may pick up on the operatic atmosphere I strive for. My visual storytelling for the west is one I hope many will enjoy where this “Home On The Range” has skies that may be “cloudy all day.”
Teresa is coming off of a phenomenal 2014 including: a painting added to the National Western Stock Show’s permanent collection in Denver, Colorado, and a successful One Woman show at InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas. Key exhibits include the 2014 Art Hamptons Art Fair in Bridgehampton, NY; the American Realism exhibit at the World Art Museum in Beijing, China; the Butler Institute of American Art; and seven years at the Coors Western Art Exhibit resulting in five People’s Choice awards. Other honors include Chairman’s Choice from the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon; Best Of Show at the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night Of Artists; and Artist’s Choice at the 2008 Cowgirl Up! exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.
Education: University of Kansas, BA.
Awards and Honors: Honorary Mention in Figurative, Art Renewal Center's International Salon; Chairman's Choice, Art Renewal Center's International Salon; One of three grand prize winners, 2nd Annual America China Oil Painting Artists League Competition; Collector's Choice, 2012 American Art Invitational, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO; Third Place, Professional Artist's Magazine Cover Competition; People's Choice, Coors Western Art Exhibit, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009; Best Of Show, Night Of Artist's, Briscoe Western Art Museum; Artist's Choice, Cowgirl Up!, 2008.
Selected Publications: American Art Collector; Western Art Collector; Southwest Art; Cowboys and Indians; Poets & Artists.
Exhibits: Solo Exhibition, InSight Gallery, May 2014; American Art Invitational, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO, 2014; Art Hamptons Art Fair in Bridgehampton, NY, 2014; Women Painting Women Invitational, RJ Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, 2013; Oil Painters Of America Exhibit, 2013; Contemporary American Realism group show, Beijing World Art Museum, China; ACOPAL's Exhibition of Contemporary American Realism, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Settler's West American Miniatures, Tucson, AZ; Teresa Elliott & Gordon McConnell, Two Contemporary Views Of The West, Solo Exhibition, Manitou Galleries 2008; Solo Exhibition, Manitou Galleries, 2007.
Collections: Nolan Ryan; EOG Resources Inc., Ft. Worth, TX; JW San Antonio Hill Country Marriott, San Antonio, TX.
Representation: InSight Gallery.