Teresa Oaxaca to give Art Talk with Paul Polycarpou
ofNashville Arts Magazine
Saturday, April 9 from 10 am to Noon


On the morning of April 9, internationally-admired painter Teresa Oaxaca will give an Art Talk at the gallery about her bold and dramatic paintings in conjunction with the solo exhibition of her work, “Teresa Oaxaca: Exuberance.” Paul Polycarpou, editor of Nashville Arts Magazine and good friend to the gallery, will lead the talk. The discussion begins at 10 am and continues until Noon and is free and open to the public.

Together, Teresa and Paul will give insight into her creative process, from her preliminary idea for a painting to her sessions with her models where much of the composition is fleshed out, to the final touches. During the talk Teresa and Paul will discuss her varied sources of inspiration and process in front of several of her most stunning paintings. They will also gladly take questions from guests.

Based in Washington, D.C., Teresa creates some of contemporary Realism’s most visually striking paintings. Trained in a classical aterlier and with a unique artistic vision, Teresa has emerged as one of the premier artists of the Contemporary Realism. She balances bright pastel colors, dramatic lighting, eclectic accessories, historical costumes, and posed models to marry emotion with allegorical storytelling. Her work has visual and ideological roots in various time periods like the Victorian era and styles like the Baroque but it also has an edge that make it distinctly 21st century. In addition to creating her original work, Teresa travels around the U.S. and Europe teaching artist workshops.

Teresa’s work is currently featured on the cover of Nashville Arts Magazine.