An Interview with Teresa Austin.
Who and where are you from?
My name is Teresa Austin. I am from Ocean Beach, California.
What brought you to Art?
I remember being mesmerized by the stained glass art of the Saints as I grew up. Every day at Mass, I would stare at the artwork and drop into another world. I never forgot about that. I started my own art journey in March of 2017 at the age of 54.
What is your driving force?
To simply create. Every day. That is my driving force.
What kind of work you do and why?
I love layering with gesso and acrylics. Over and over and over again.
I prefer the raw and unfinished aesthetic, as I believe that this is the playland of the Soul.
Tell us more about your thought process.
I have no expectations when I create. This is pure exploration. It is creating something that comes from something bigger than myself.
Please share with us the one modern artist whose work you find Interesting and why?
I love Camille Claudel. I have been enchanted with her sculptures and her story as Rodin's inspiration to since I was a child. She was drawn to the intricacies of love and madness which I tend to find myself leaning towards in my art as well.
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