Involvement with grassroots politics in Texas combined with experience of life in the Napa Valley inform Theresa's paintings, often reflecting a story, a legendary monster or a complex flower. Topics include wealth, the public square, the environment and evolution.

Trained in the processes of the old masters (by the late Master Painter, Efim Frumin), layers of work begin with a charcoal sketch, an under-painting with milk-based paint, gelatin, followed by oil paints. The layers combine, creating stories, flowers and creatures with contrast, humor and very colorful questions.

Theresa's paintings have appeared in local and international juried art exhibits and galleries. Her studio is located in the Napa Valley. Original paintings, prints and merchandise are available through Paolo Mejia, Red Bubble and Vida. Inquiries regarding commissioned pieces are welcome. Click the "Contact" button at the top of the page to email Theresa directly.

Resident Artist
October 2015 - Present: Paolo Mejia Art Gallery

Clothing Design (Artwork Collaboration)
June 2015 - Present: VIDA

Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Merchandise
June 2011 - Present: Red Bubble

2018: "GAIA Age of Climate Change Exhibit", SFWA Artists Gallery, San Francisco

2016: "The Beautiful, Surreal and Ugly", Gallery 1317, San Francisco

2014: "Primavera" Paolo Mejia Fine Art, San Francisco

2013: “Nude Attitude” Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

2011: “Wreaths for Charity” at Castello di Amorosa

2011: “Open Studios Napa”

2011: “Retrospect Revisited” Napa Historical Society’s Goodman Library
“Winged Monkey on Horse Trough”, based on the legendary Napa creature, “The Rebob”, seated on a historical landmark.

Public Art
2014, Marin Adult Day, Novato
Mural, 12 feet x 47 feet of three-dimensional stage
Marin Adult Day works with seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Community Service
CA State Rehabilitation Council, Chair
CA Association of Local Behavioral Health Boards & Commissions, Past President
Napa County Mental Health Board, Past-Chair
Kiwanis Club of Greater Napa, Past President
Houston Council of PTAs, Houston, TX, Past Legislative Chair
DAI, Community Organizing Group, Dallas, TX, Past Co-Chair