Theresa would be the first to tell you that she does not fit into a traditional role. A native of Providence RI and involved in the arts from an early age, she crafted her own education while studying early 20th Century contemporary artists, and abstract expressionism.
A color expert and educator for a large manufacturing company, she advanced to the top of her career in marketing, education, and training. She staged and styled numerous photo shoots, large trade productions, and program development from New York to LA.
Theresa is the founder and former Art Director of Access to Art, a community based fine art program. Ms. Girard is a nationally sought after facilitator of a variety of artistic "workshops for creative people."
Her expressive paintings have been featured in several national publications including The Artist Magazine, Palette Magazine, Art Collector, Acrylics 3 and books both self published and with colleague artists. She is an exhibiting artist at the prestigious Providence Art Club.
My recent paintings reflect a new confidence and purpose with paint and design. They are often driven by the weight of current circumstances, feelings or intentions. I begin by energizing the face until all of the marks have freed me of any distractions. Once energized, I simplify, looking for a soft conflict in color. Often the process repeats, developing a fast "impulse and observation" pace. I am continually striving for the finished work to speak louder then I can communicate in words.