Theresa Andreas-O'Leary

Photo Courtesy Michael Wilhelm

Painter (acrylics)

Theresa Andreas-O'Leary (Terrie) is a self-taught painter and muralist.  She has worked in all paint media, but has focused on acrylics for its vibrant color and translucency.  Many of her compositions reflect the scenes found while living in Europe and South Africa.  Terrie returned to Lake Oswego in 2000 and set up Andreas Studios, where she paints and displays her work.  In 2006, she received the Chronicle Public Art Award for her composition, Vine Light, which now hangs in Lake Oswego's City Hall.

I brush my paint into light circles, leading you through my work as I see the path form. Striated line and layering of paint creates depth.  Light used as an element, enhances the season, time and space of my compositions.  I want the viewer to see my thoughts and then, interpret the painting with their own feelings.  I hope my work evokes emotion and connection to your inner child.  It is through the brush, I remain.

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