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Teresa Carter is an expert in creative translation and has a rare-found diverse range of artistic talent. Her most accomplished and preferred style is portraiture but she is also well versed in still life and abstract expressionism. Carter’s total expression is a sum of the felt needs around her combined with a focus to make all things beautiful. This results in paintings that feel very personal, even if an abstract construct is used.

Teresa attended The Atlanta College of Art 1981-1982 and graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1989 with a BFA in Painting. She attended the Contemporary Realist Academy in 1999. She has won several awards and merits and has shown her work in several exhibitions and galleries for over 20 years.

Why Choose Teresa

Teresa works hard to integrate her ideas with any aesthetic so that the realized piece, whether it is a portrait or commissioned abstract, will seem as if the space was designed around it. She works with her clients extensively on the front end to ensure the finished piece will be cherished for generations to come.

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Artist Statement

I love to observe a space, a person, or mood and find the inherent beauty. Something special can be found in even the most mundane objects. I am consistently challenged to find eternal significance through this process of focused wonder. It is only a matter of perspective. When encountering a canvas or space to design, I am eager to bring the client’s own personality and tastes into the project in order to create a one-of-a-kind piece that they will treasure.

Let’s Talk Budget

Are you looking to have a portrait painted? From serious sittings to ‘Selfies’, Teresa will ensure your portrait will be both unique and classical with a contemporary edge. Looking for just the right painting for a particular decor? Teresa has a wide range of artistic styles to suit. Contact her today to start the conversation!

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