Teresa d'Azevedo-Coutinho has been painting for more than 20 years.
She works in a studio/atelier located in the lovely neighborhood of Campo de Ourique, Lisbon.
Before settling down in her homeland in Portugal, Teresa had the opportunity to live in Africa, US, France and Brazil for the half of her life, then, she decided to return definitly to live in her own country, with her children and her art.
These international living experiences kept her constantly fascinated by the radically different ways people interact, live, think and love depending on where they live or they come from.
Painting mostly in acrylic on canvas or water color, her inspiration comes from human body and feelings, ethnicities, traditional festivals, portugueses and foreigner arts and crafts.
As such, Teresa's artwork tries to grasp a piece of this mystery on her canvas, celebrating the connection between the human being and his community.
Teresa’s acrylic on canvas portraits always try to capture the deepest expressions of human beings, their bodies and their passions. When she paints a human being, she will try to grasp all the elements the person will give her: pose, skin shadows, colors, movement of the body, clothing…
The goal is not to reproduce something real, but to create something new, something deeply in tune with one’s feelings, something that will interact with the spectator and that will make him react.
Throughout the years, Teresa's art also focused on traditional hand-made portuguese tiles (azulejos), using the crafting techniques of the seventeenth century . Teresa's Azulejos come in a range of several styles, from Classic and Art Nouveau to more Modern patterns. Each tile is a unique piece of art, and is designed to fit its client's tastes and preferences.
Well-chosen and used in the correct proportions, a few azulejos can make a difference in any room in one´s house.
Teresa graduated in Fine Arts in France and Portugal, with a background in Architecture, Sciences, Marketing & Communication. She taught Visual Arts in France, Brazil and Portugal. Her paintings have been exhibited individually and collectively and are represented in multiple collections in France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, United States and Macao.
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