Artist & Alchemist

Teresa is a resident artist at LUMEN Studios and Gallery in Tataraimaka. She creates complex and colourful handcrafted paper collages inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Her creative practice is influenced by her spiritual path and seeks to give expression to the profound internal landscape of the psyche. For Teresa the collage crafting process is a potent container for transformation and the transmutation of consciousness. Her artworks are meditation tools designed to promote balance, healing and wholeness in the psyche.

Teresa graduated from Whanganui’s Quay School of the Arts in 2000 where she majored in photography. In 2007 she graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Art and Design from Auckland University of Technology. Teresa coordinated and promoted several exhibitions, festivals and arts and culture projects while living in Whanganui including the Whanganui Festival of Glass and the Whanganui Summer School of the Arts. Her experience includes fundraising, strategic planning, project management, marketing, promotion, graphic design and website design.

In 2008, after working in the arts and culture sector for a decade, Teresa became a mother and shifted her focus to natural health and holistic wellbeing. She has studied various pathways to wellbeing since including Naturopathy, Psychosynthesis, Meditation and Shamanic Healing. She is a spiritual counsellor and a specialist in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy.

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