A Fine Art graduate of Falmouth University, Teresa creates a timeless zone where you may lose yourself for a while.
Since she nearly died many years ago, Teresa has given creative expression to the transcendent light she was aware of during her Near Death Experience. Inner vision from daily meditation reminds her of this Light. In paint, she re-captures her experience of moments out of time.
Her work is a conjuring up of the unseen – an evocation of incorporeal energies. Despite this, the physicality of the oil dictates the finished form of the work; she uses instinctive mark-making within a strict process of layering and waiting, concealment and revelation. For Teresa, the fascination of painting is in the process: the hidden layers (like the internal workings of our bodies) give the work its life. Her layering and glazing technique is very slow, so slowness/time is encapsulated within the layers of each piece.
Since her degree show in 2002, her painting has developed organically and instinctively, and though still emerging from her inner core, her current work reveals an authentic individual signature style.
Many of Teresa Wicksteed`s works have found homes in therapeutic locations: buyers range from a consultant psychiatrist to osteopathy, yoga and acupuncture practices, hospices, and Dame Stephanie Shirley`s school for autistic young adults.
” A masterful, striking yet subtle colour mix that blends together and draws your eye, heart and soul deep into
the depth of the painting. The eye searches excitedly for different images hidden within the painting, each
one portraying a different story, giving the painting a wonderful air of mystique.”
Helen Suffell, Company Director