Teresa Cromwell has always been interested in drawing, painting, and crafting. There was always a wide variety of craft activities in her home growing up, including sewing, crocheting, weaving, and ceramics. She took as many art classes as possible in High School, but opted to pursue a career as a Special Education Teacher. She received her BA from St Joseph’s College and her Master’s at Stonybrook. She worked with Special Needs children for over 35 years, and often brought art activities into the classroom.
Deciding not to wait until retirement to pursue her interest in painting, she took a local adult education watercolor class. She was introduced to the wonder of watercolor and the journey began. She continued classes, and was able to attend many workshops with master watercolor artists from around the world. She enjoys learning new techniques and continues to strive to improve her skills. The goal is to always get better.
In the past few years, she broke out of her comfort zone and began to enter her watercolors in local shows and exhibitions. She has exhibited in local, national, and international exhibitions, and is a proud Signature Member of the North East Watercolor Society, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. She is an Associate Member of the American Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and the New England Watercolor Society, as well as various Art Leagues on Long Island. She is honored to be a member of Women Sharing Art which has opened up incredible opportunities.
Teresa enjoys visiting new places and takes many photos to use as references for paintings. She is inspired by the beauty in nature, animals, and people. Her art reflects everyday life and the beauty that can be found everywhere around us.