Visual Arts: Painting; term
When I am in the studio, or painting outside, or when I am working directly from a model, I let intuition rule my world. It is more a world of feeling and sensation, but imagined from what I see or sense in the natural world. Feelings that cannot be expressed in words, can be expressed through art. The wonderful thing about art is that it enables the artist to tap into the universal language of the soul. That inner language of color, form, ideas, and feeling can ripple into a much larger, living existence when the artist’s creations are experienced by others, and that is the artist’s elusive reward.
I work with traditional materials: oil, watercolor, pastel, and charcoal, and I never tire of them. I often combine two or more mediums in my works. If I am not working directly from nature, then I will usually begin studio paintings from a series of smaller studies first in order to work out ideas, color, space, and composition.
Teresa Baksa Education
I am a graduate of Harvard University Extension School, A.L.B. cum laude, 1989, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Montserrat College of Art, Diploma of Four Year Study in Painting and Drawing, 1979, Beverly, Massachusetts. I have been influenced in the figurative tradition by my study with artist and Montserrat College of Art founder Joseph Jeswald, and by renowned Provincetown artist Salvatore Del Deo. I also studied non-objective painting with artist Paul Scott, who was a student of and personal secretary to Hans Hoffman. At Harvard Extension School I studied design and color theory with Albert Alcalay, and art history and the humanities with many scholars from Harvard, Yale, Tufts, and Boston Universities, and most notably, with Professor Ivan Galantic.
Teresa Baksa Current
I have been living and working as an artist on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, since 1990. I share my life with my husband, designer goldsmith, Michael Baksa, my step-daughter, and my three Border Terriers. My husband and I recently closed our jewelry and art gallery, BAKSA STUDIO, which was located in Dennis Village, Massachusetts for over 25 years, to enable us to create our art full time without the time constraints and distractions of owning a retail business.
Some of my work is in private and public collections, some work is in my permanent collection, and some work is available for sale.