Teresa Lawton lives and works from her studio between Dorchester & Weymouth. Born in Poole, Dorset she studied at Bournemouth college of Art and went on to receive a B.A.(Hons) Degree in Fine Art from Winchester in 1994. Teresa then lectured part time at The Arts Institute, Bournemouth University from 1998 to 2004.
In 1994 after graduating she took a studio in the historic village of Corfe Castle. In this idyllic setting by the side of the old railway station she set about establishing herself as a painter. Until recently she lived in a cottage in a remote area near Studland at the edge of Poole Harbour. Purbeck was very much her home for ten years before re locating to Weymouth. The Dorset coast is an important influence on her paintings.
Teresa states: “Beyond all the technical skills of constructing a painting which is about knowing your craft, there lies a magic which is unexplainable. Those are the things that can’t be taught they are about being able to totally immerse yourself in your own world and imagination which is instinctive”.
Teresa has been successfully exhibiting for over 20 years. She has exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Shows and at the New York & Singapore Art Fairs. In 1997 her coastal paintings were selected by HRH the Prince of Wales for the Discerning Eye Exhibition in London. Her paintings are in private collections from Beijing to New York.