Teresa Elliott

Teresa Elliott

Larry McMurtry's ground breaking novel The Last Picture Show accurately represents the cultural background of Teresa Elliott's birthplace in Weatherford, TX. After high school she spent several months sketching pastel portraits in front of an outdoor audience in St. Louis, MO. During this intense period of her life, her draftsmanship rapidly improved. Teresa received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design from the University of Kansas and her fine art photography and design courses contributed to her skill set.

The road to becoming an oil painter was a circuitous one. After working for several advertisement agencies, Teresa entered into a successful freelance career as an illustrator and graphic designer. The majority of her work was rendered in black and white; it wasn't until much later that color was incorporated into her images.

Primarily self-taught, Elliott is perhaps best known for her extensive group of Texas longhorn oil paintings which are included in corporate and private collections across the United States, Canada and Australia.  She has been selected to exhibit in many invitational museum shows nationwide and has won several awards in Colorado, Texas and Arizona.  Her work is represented by galleries in Fredericksburg, TX, Santa Fe, NM, and Jackson Hole, WY where she has had individual and group shows.

Recently Teresa was awarded the People’s Choice Award for the 2014 Coors Western Art Exhibit in Denver, CO.  This year, she will have a solo show at Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, and will be the Featured Artist in the 2015 Coors Western Art Exhibit.   

Teresa lives and paints in Alpine,TX, north of Big Bend National Park.