TeresaKershawGallery

Encaustic & Mixed Media Artwork

Spokane, Washington On Etsy since 2019

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TeresaKershawGallery

Encaustic & Mixed Media Artwork

Spokane, Washington | 122 Sales

Announcement    Looking for something bigger? Currently working on loading my bigger pieces (36x36 on up to 60x60) to SaatchiArt and will have a link here by mid to late April. In the meantime please feel free to email me and I can send you some photos of recently finished or works in progress.
Thanks for visiting! :)

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Last updated on Apr 14, 2020

Looking for something bigger? Currently working on loading my bigger pieces (36x36 on up to 60x60) to SaatchiArt and will have a link here by mid to late April. In the meantime please feel free to email me and I can send you some photos of recently finished or works in progress.
Thanks for visiting! :)

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About TeresaKershawGallery

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I’m a mixed media and encaustic artist from Alaska living in Spokane, Washington. ❤️

I grew up in some of the most remote parts of Alaska for many years without television or distraction, which gave plenty of time for exploring the woods and spending hours on the beach. I took my first art class when I was a little girl from a nice neighbor who would give me “homework” which I treasured and took very seriously. It stuck with me and I have been drawing or painting ever since. At the time it gave me something to do and now I go back there again and again when I am painting, trying to capture a little of what that life was like along with emotions and feelings from my own life and experiences along the way.

As a result of an ongoing health issue, I have struggled with memory loss for most of my adult life. I started painting again as a way to process grief over the loss of who I was and in so doing found a renewed passion for my art. Even though most of the memories are gone, there are fragments or snapshots of memory that I can recall using photos or notes. I am inspired by memory and what it means to a person and their family. Other inspirations are the sea, hundred year old cedar trees, expressionist painters, wild things and places, tiny fishing villages of all kinds, beautiful poetry, old story books, the sea.

My work is evolving but so far conveys emotion above all --along with some of the haunting beauty of where I come from. I try to reflect a little of the sadness and soul of the sea in each piece.

I use a variety of materials and processes, right now most are encaustic and oil on wood panels but some are acrylic and sumi ink with charcoal on stretched canvas and a few are on paper. I use only the finest materials, Pacific Northwest refined beeswax, Sennelier and R& F oil paints and pastels, Golden and Liquitex acrylic paints; heavyweight premium watercolor papers and canvases. I have spent thousands of hours painting and I choose my paints carefully to bring you a special piece with life and emotion and vibrant color that will stay. I typically start three to five pieces at a time just to get the ideas down before I forget them and then I can go back and piece together what the feeling was and what I was trying to say.

I am drawn to mixed media and expressionist painting, there is something about the life in the lines that conveys thoughts and emotions in a way that words cannot.

"...if I could say it in words, I wouldn't need to paint..." -Edward Hopper

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