Teresa Elliott

Teresa Elliott

Teresa Elliott is a contemporary realist who has shown in many galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain, the Salmagundi Club, the Beijing World Art Museum in China and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. 

Currently, she is working and living in the badlands of West Texas. Yearly family vacations to her grandfather’s farm from her home in the Midwest kept her interested in the gritty lifestyle of farm life. The raw landscape of the Big Bend region in far West Texas now informs her paintings of the human form and bovines. She meticulously captures the essence of every subject.

After completing a bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Kansas, she moved to Dallas, Texas, where she designed intricate scrollwork for Colt and Winchester firearms and Buck knives for an etching company.  Soon, she became a self-employed graphic designer and illustrator.  Many years as an illustrator prepared her for her true calling as a fine art painter. In 2006, she had a sold-out gallery show in Fort Worth, Texas, that launched her career and allowed her to devote every day to her studio practice.

Her studio sits on a bed of ancient lava and overlooks a vast old ranch. The wandering javelina, deer, and turkey are frequent visitors, reminding her of the words of John Muir: "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it connected to the rest of the world."