Teresa Stern is a Seattle artist working in oils, pastels and mixed media. Through her art, Teresa explores our relationship to both the built and natural world around us, encouraging reflection and inspiration. Her work ranges from representational to abstract, exploring themes of nature, ecology, and biological and human patterns.
Teresa is a passionate environmentalist, with a background in sustainable design and building science. After 16 years in the architectural field, she began focusing on art as a new means of environmental outreach and expression. People are deeply connected to nature; they just need awareness of the significance to themselves. She studied painting and drawing at the Pratt Fine Arts Center and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, as well as art and art history as part of architecture studies at the University of Illinois and University of Arizona.
Teresa has had several solo exhibits of her work, including shows at SPACE and Shelton City Hall, as well as group shows at the Center on Contemporary Art, Art on the Ridge Gallery, the Anacortes Spring Art Festival, and Allied Arts of Yakima Valley in the NW and at Hadley Hotel Studios in North Carolina.