Teresa Baksa

Morning Hunt

Beauty Myth

“When I am in the studio, or painting outside or when I am working directly from a model, I let mostly intuition, with some reason, rule my world. It is more a world of feeling and sensation, but imagined from what I see and 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. But I often combine two or more media in my works and I experiment with new ways of using them. I am more interested in expressing ideas from within, than exploring the medium as subject. If I am not working directly from nature, then I begin studio paintings from a series of smaller studies first in order to work out ideas, color, space, and composition.”

 

“Teresa’s paintings reveal the imaginative genius she conveys with her paintbrush and pastels…” Jessica Laniewski, Cape Cod Magazine, April 2010.

 

The Last Meeting with Nature

 

Teresa Baksa is 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. She has been influenced in the figurative tradition by her studies with artist and Montserrat College of Art founder Joseph Jeswald, and by renowned Provincetown artist Salvatore Del Deo. She also studied non-objective painting at Montserrat with artist Paul Scott, who was a student of and personal secretary to Hans Hoffman. At Harvard Extension School, she 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.

 

 

 

Notable Exhibitions:

2015, Experiments in Seascapes, (15 works of art selected from the Permanent Collection), Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Ma, Curator: Edith A. Tonelli, Ph.D.

2014, All About sEVEn, (invitational, 49 female artists),Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2013Priceless: Works That Artists Wouldn’t Sell, (Invitational, Group)Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA

The Model Anna Apostolova

2010Memories, (Invitational, Group), Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA

2008A Feast for The Eyes, (Invitational, Group), Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA

2008Member’s Juried, (Group)Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, Juror: Robert Gambone

2008, Community Curators: Visitors Favorites from The Collection, (Group), Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2007, Tree-mendous, Juried National Competition (Group), Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, Juror: Don Stone

2007Of Children and Childhood, (Invitational, Group), Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA

2007, Member’s Juried,(Group), Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, Juror: Cindi Nickerson

2007Member’s Juried, (Group),Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, Juror: James Hull

Woman with Shells

2006The World of Words, (Invitational, Group)Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA,

2004, Between The Sea & Sky, (Invitational, SOLO), Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2004Twilight and Starlight, (Invitational, Group), Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA

 

Notable Collections:

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Route 6A, Dennis, Massachusetts

The Winsor School, 103 Pilgrim Road, Boston, Massachusetts