Teresa Dirks

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About Teresa

The horizon and color juxtaposition are the subjects of award-winning artist Teresa Dirks’ bold, mixed media, non-representational art, which is heavily influenced by the Colorfield Movement.


“Growing up around seamstresses, quilters, gardeners, farmers, and rural farm life, I learned to nurture, grow, and make,” Teresa says. “This made me the artist I am today.”


For Teresa, it’s all about the horizon. She centers her work on our linear connection to cultivation, nature, and attention to that magical place where sky meets earth, “Everyone, no matter where they live, has a horizon. And that horizon commands our attention and respect,” she says. “My work investigates those relationships and envisions a world where we are all equal… and intersects that golden moment where good things happen…My hope is to create a joie de vivre to remind us of what life truly is.” 


With a BA in both English and Art, and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University, Dirks taught environmental education and art education in public schools for many years, but her passion for painting inspired her lifelong career.

Teresa Dirks