Tiffany Landscape comes from my love of nature, Tiffany lamps and stained glass inspired by nature. Nature is my solace. Colors are my joy. Patterns are my yearning to make sense of my life and the world. Even chaos eventually has patterns according to quantum physicists.
My overall art practice comes from over 40 years of creating and homing in on my photographic skills, as well as using my artwork to help me release traumas. My skills have been in constant development since the medium has changed from film to digital. On occasion I merge my film shots from Florida into my rural Illinois digital shots. I love comparing and contrasting the two.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Theresa Richardson Crubaugh was born and raised in Peoria, IL. She moved to Florida to help her with depression and anxiety after a suicide attempt, at 16. Her father died when she was 8, Her sister, age 18, was murdered four years later. Worse yet, she was the only one left with an abusive and controlling mother.
Her first art teacher was an ex-New York advertising artist, who apprenticed under Norman Rockwell. She was a high school drop-out. He talked her into going to college. She followed his advice. In 1979, she sold her first painting.
Theresa graduated with a B.A. in Art from USF in 1981. Her medium is mostly photography. Her first solo art photography show was at USF, “Greek Mythology: Through The Titans”. On the second day a gentleman offered her $1500 for the entire show. Having just been able to take in the whole show due to size, being so naive, and having no belief in herself, she told him, no. She never stopped photography and was hired by photo labs.
Theresa went back to school for a B.A. Classical Latin and taught Latin with various other subjects including art. Her mother interrupted her career. Art and gardening kept her sane. She moved back to rural IL after 35 yrs. of FL. (marriage) and joined a local art center.
Her paintings have hung in Bloomington, IL at Behind The Glass Gallery, 2019 and she recently joined an online group, First Person Artist, for discussions and she joined WMG.
© Theresa Richardson Crubaugh