Teri Paul is a contemporary Canadian painter, known for her loose, gestural paintings, which often reference the Okanagan landscape she’s so fond of. Paul studied art at Emily Carr University, UBCO, and Okanagan School of Arts. She currently lives and works in Kelowna, B.C.
Paul's painterly arrangements blur the boundary between reality and an imagined reality. She uses untraditional methods to push and pull the wet paint to suggest vague lines and shadows, which become impressions rather than concrete form. As a result, Paul’s work is becoming more abstracted, allowing her paint to splatter and smear in a much less structured composition. Drawing inspiration from memories of traditional landscapes, the work plays with spaces and light; layering thick paint in a calm, less chromatic approach.
An avid hiker and nature lover Paul is inspired by other artists who can capture and communicate their personal and creative responses to our beautiful earth.
As far back as I can remember, painting and drawing have been a big part of my life. I quickly realized that this was going to be a never-ending journey of discovery, one during which I could choose to take either the safe undemanding way or a more exciting and adventurous route.
Inspiration comes to me from everything including my own garden, dreams, photos, and travel. With regards to my painting I work with mixed media including acrylic and oil paint, along with inks, and pastels. I feel blessed to be doing something I am so passionate about on a daily basis, and my art and all that is related to it has enriched my life beyond my wildest dreams.
Paul's work has been placed in numerous private collections across North America and Europe, and in permanent collections with Goegan and Associates (Calgary), Adria Consulting, Landmark Law Offices, Brown Consulting (Kelowna).