Teresa Elliott is an American realist painter living and working in her desert studio north of the Big Bend National Park in Alpine, Texas. Best known for bovine portraits and figurative paintings immersed in the natural agrarian environment of the Southwest, Elliott holds a B.F.A. from Kansas University and has participated in workshops at Southern Methodist University and the Scottsdale Artists School.
Elliott’s family settled in Texas in the 1800s, working a farm with Angus cattle and cultivating pecan orchards, and a fascination with livestock and the Texas countryside has long inspired Elliott. When she was younger, yearly family vacations to the farm from her home in the Midwest kept her interested in the gritty lifestyle of farm life that has influenced her to this day.
She has won numerous awards including Best of Show at the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night of Artists and the Coors Western Art Exhibit. Recently, she was awarded two prizes from the Portrait Society of America and several Chairman’s Choice awards from The Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon Competition. Selected exhibits include The Butler Institute of American Art, the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson, WY, The Salmagundi Club, the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain and the Beijing World Art Museum showcasing contemporary American realism.
Elliott has also been featured in Western Art & Architecture, Art of the West, Western Art Collector and Cowboys & Indians magazines. Collectors of her work include Nolan Ryan, the Bass Family in Fort Worth, Texas, and the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.