At the ripe age of 5, Therese Black told her church priest she was going to be a nun. After a visit to the nearby convent, it was decided that Therese would not be a nun. The priest wanted to know what she might do instead. Therese informed her priest that she would be a saint! At 7 years old, she went to oil painting classes with her grandmother. While very young, Therese developed an interest in Buddhism, meditation, art, and world peace. In college, she studied physics and published superconductor research.Inspired by meditation to return to art, Therese’s art is in#uenced by Buddhist Thangka paintings, nature, geometry, shamanism, and meditation. Her work takes the viewer through personal experiences with life and nature. Therese likes to use art to tell stories based on experience.She layers wax-based colored pencil and ink on rough cotton watercolor paper to create a smooth texture with brilliant colors. A finished piece can be drawn and redrawn as many as (ve times before completion. She also does innovative creations in oil and acrylic paints.Therese opens her studio to the public annually and by appointment. She also exhibits her art online, in galleries, and in shows around the country.
Reflections of Tree