IMAGES & IDEAS Paintings by Theresa Markiw at the Reece Museum East Tennessee State University
Artist - Teacher - Nature Lover - World Traveler
I have been making art since I could hold a crayon. It started with clouds, sunflowers, and alligators, and grew from there . . .
From childhood I was strongly influenced by nature and by the art traditions of my Ukrainian heritage the rich colors and intricate patterns of embroideries, woodcarvings, and pysanky (decorated Easter eggs).
Many years of art study heightened my love of nature and a capacity for close observation. Then years of traveling and living abroad in Europe, Asia, and Eurasia expanded my aesthetic understanding and artistic vocabulary.
My work combines my love of nature and simple objects with the influences of my Ukrainian heritage and my travels.
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