Theresa’s work is very pretty. She likes painting fantastical creatures, including cats, in lush colors. She started her career doing carousel restoration work, which was painting the new paintings in the center of the carousel. Her first project was the new carousel at Seaport Village in San Diego and went on to do six more, one in Santa Barbara, one in Carson Mall and she didn’t know where the others are now. She did this work for a company called Historic Carousels, they own twenty historic carousels and lease them out to various location. Theresa went to UC Santa Cruz and took various art courses before striking out on her own and ending up in carousel mural painting, which, she said taught her a lot about art because it was such as huge volume of work. Her banner has an airship, which is closer to the work she did for the carousels and her interest in fairground art. The banner’s style is the beginning of a new interest that she’ll be working on in the future.
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