I was born Teresa Marie in
East Los Angeles, California. Although I love LA, I doubt I will
ever live there permanently again. I visit as often as I can and
always make a trip out to see the Pacific, because it is a life long friend
who always greets me warmly and seems so happy to see me!
I married my best friend, whom I met
in October of 1977, when we were in 7th grade. He is the most talented
and wonderful man; he does laundry and writes me love songs. He has always
helped me to follow my dreams. He's a great dad to our 3 lovely
daughters; Erika, Jessika and Monika.
My art seems to focus on portraiture,
especially self-portraiture. I suppose that reveals the extent of my narcissism.
Part of the fasination comes from self-discovery and part comes from the
need to know who it is I am painting...
I do not consider myself incredibly spiritual,
although I seem to have a very friendly relationship with God. That
relationship keeps me sane and helps me to make sense of things that I
don't understand... which happens to be quite a bit of stuff.