Come visit me at this year’s OPEN STUDIOS 2014 in Boulder, CO!!

Oct. 4th & 5th AND Oct. 11th & 12th from Noon to 6pm. here is the link to purchase a map and go on the tour:

http://www.openstudios.org

CONTACT  ME to see many new oil and encaustic studies from the garden done over the winter, spring, summer and fall of 2014.  ” A Season in the Garden” series. The oils, encaustics and drawings are fresh, energetic and vibrant.  Please click on tab for OPEN STUDIOS 2014  to see what is available and also AVAILABLE WORK.. You can call me directly at 303-517-0283 or email tbeck@tangogroup.com. Thanks for visiting my site!

Artist Statement

My work is about color, nature, joy and discovery. I draw inspiration from the natural world using plants, birds and insects in my imagery. I have been gardening organically for the past 30 years, which not only feeds our family but I also use the garden along with our chickens and beehives as subject matter for my work.

Since becoming a beekeeper in 2008, I have been trying to use materials that would lessen the impact on the environment and reduce toxicity in my studio. I started using the beeswax from our hives in combination with various types of pigments to make encaustic paintings on wooden panels and prints on rice paper.  I continue to explore water-based painting media including water soluble oils and other eco-friendly art materials.

Theresa received her MFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1986 and has shown in Colorado and in many cities, both nationally and internationally.