A Bio and history of exhibitions


My good friend John Grigg's has just started a blog and he going great guns...
It you want to check it out, it's at http://blog.entropicremnants.com/.  He's got a good mind and a great turn of phrase, so his blog is well worth reading.  And his photography is beautiful for any art fans out there;-)
But one thing that he is doing that I've been putting off is listing the exhibitions he's been in and writing out his history on his bio and about pages.  Something I've been putting off forever...
So I decided to bite the bullet and put something together, because if John can do it, I guess I can too!  If you look at the list below, you can probably figure out that I've only really been pursuing this career path this year, if you want to to read my brief history as an artist, I've posted this blurb in the Bio section of this website as well!
I've got over a dozen entries into competitions out there, so hopefully, I'll be expanding on this list in the near future, I'll update it once I have more to add;-)
About Me (Teresa Young!)
I started drawing at an extremely young age and moved from realistic work over the years, including portraiture, to a surrealistic style and finally into an abstract style.
With a wide range of experience to draw from, the artwork became an expression of emotional state and evolution.
More about my background:
I started painted in oils at the age of eight and sold pastel and charcoal portraits from the age of fourteen.  I used the profits from my portrait sales to fund private art lessons with two professional artists on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.  Their styles differed vastly, one was a realistic painter with a semi-tight style that concentrated on portraits in her main areas of interest. The other artist painted in a vivid, complementary colour scheme style that was loose and vibrant.

My mature style integrates both approaches into itself in different ways.  Other artists that I was very influenced by were H.R. Giger, Salvadore Dali and Gervaso Gallardo.

Another obvious aspect in my artwork is the similarity to Indian art. This had developed naturally as time went on and led me to question my own roots.  Upon investigation I found out in my early twenties that my great grandmother was a Cree indian in Manitoba.  What I found interesting about this is that I developed the style with no exposure to their art or culture leading me to believe that something like this could be in the blood somehow.

 Exhibition List:

July, 2004 – Featured Artist, Strange Horizons e zine - “Teresa Young: Emotional Landscapes.”

February, 2010 - “The Tangled Bank: Love, Wonder and Evolution” - e book, cover art and contributing artist.

April, 2010 – Projekt30 Online Art Gallery – One of thirty artists selected for monthly exhibition.

April, 2010 – Projekt30 Online Art Gallery – Ultraviolence.

May, 2010 - Projekt30 Online Art Gallery – One of thirty artists selected for monthly exhibition.

June, 2010 – Projekt30 Online Art Gallery – Wildlife

Sept, 2010 – Projekt30 Online Art Gallery – Telling Secrets

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