KC Artists Lifestyle is back this week with Kansas City painter Teresa Magel (@teresamagelart). Teresa has been a long time KCAC friend as an artist and patron. Her paintings have been included in several shows at KCAC over the years and she is always at the ready to lend a hand as a volunteer!
Here is a little bit about Teresa in her own words…
“My work is meant to define my ideal of femininity from an introspective view.
Creating my life the way I want it to be, my paintings lend a sense of serenity, calm, peace and beauty as I see it. My work is intended to be not only a definition of femininity, but a dialogue of what internal femininity is. The aesthetic beauty is visible because that is how I choose to see my world. In all honesty, true feminine beauty is visible only because it is a reflection of all aspects of what I feel the essence of being female is. It is feeling and being beautiful outwardly because your soul is as well. It is displaying strength and persevering amidst vulnerability. It is being proud of yourself without apology, loving yourself unconditionally so that you may be love to others…Beauty.
My figures are often identifiable by factors which lend them a sense of serenity and/or ardor, such as their dreamlike closed eyes or their emotion baring stares. I also use elements of nature that I feel emote passion and show grace including, flowers, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, hummingbirds and layers of color.
I create my painting with intermittent layers of both acrylic paints or oil paints and glaze mediums. My intent is to create one of a kind pieces that embody my ideal of femininity and express the sentiment therein.”
We are looking forward to seeing what a week in the life of Teresa (@teresamagelart) is all about, but since we just can’t wait, here are a few images of Teresa’s work and past Instagram images…
Be sure to follow Teresa on her KCAC Instagram journey Thursday, January 21st – Tuesday, January 26th! And if you find yourself in need of your very own Teresa Magel painting, you can find her artwork here in Kansas City, at the always awesome Hilliard Gallery @hilliard_gallery.
If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search all social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle