Teresa Shea


Oil on Aluminum
24 inches x 30 inches

Abstract Halawa Valley

Abstract Halawa Valley
Oil on Aluminum
30 inches x 24 inches



I am Teresa Maureen Shea

I am a self taught oil painter. I was not diagnosed with ADD because when I was young (1946), there was no such category. Hyperactive, Impetuous, compulsive behavior and had little influence on medical intervention and social thinking in those days.

In my late 20’s I was fortunate to find the notion of learning the use of my left hand as I was spending my hours on fiction writing in the hopes of becoming an author. Bless me when I realized I could draw and express my perspective from my left side. I spent many days and nights deliberating  my left brain and right brain relationships. I also found a switch to turn off my overactive imagination. “Would wonders never cease!” This then, was the beginning of my art journey

“No man is an island” and I experimented  and read many books on drawing. and painting. I was very interested in space and perspective and balance of many persuasions created my world of painting. Even now as I continue to grow and learn my informal method and techniques keep me in inspiration on a daily basis

Thank you for allowing me to share some of my thoughts and experiences.


T. SHEA              

Statement of Art

My art has a few parts

The 1st part is an attempt to capture the balance of nature in a moment of time. The changing movement and harmony I see as the most beautiful of the natural world. It is a life long challenge to which I am grateful to recognize and moreover to re-create as well as I’m able The 2nd is about opposites and critical thinking skills.  My goal is to discover the opposites within the painting and create their complements so “the Yin and Yangs” will complete each other allowing the viewer a sense of imagination, spirit and wholeness.

I believe painting gives me an opportunity to express my heart fully and without reservation for the love I feel in life and living as well as my gratitude and blessings I receive in the simple pleasure of existing¬† as a human being. And perhaps for me my painting is a form of redemption and therapy. A payment for the things I’ve done in my life. So whereas they have great meaning for me, they are also a pre-payment to balance the scales of my life: the good, the bad and the ugly and by creating their grace thru my efforts I can equilibrate and finish my Art on this earth with feelings of forgiveness, appreciation and selfworth.¬† This seems a worthy goal.

Learn more: tshea-art.com