Therese Lydia Joseph was born and educated in Switzerland and resides in North Vancouver. As a self-directed artist she learned from carefully selected mentors and took numerous classes through Emily Carr University of Art And Design. Her passion for intuitive figurative-abstract art grew quickly into a full time career. Therese has received grants and awards and exhibits her work in Canada and Europe. Presently she is working from her home based studio in North Vancouver.
Using acrylics and mixed media allows me to be creative without limits. I love bright colours, texture and detail in my paintings. Ultimately I seek harmony between “strength and fragility” and “vibrancy and serenity”. When I catch myself having an “unspoken conversation” with the subjects on my canvas I know the painting is done and art is created.
About my Figurative Work
My figurative subjects derive from within and not from a model or a photograph. I approach the canvas with enthusiasm, spontaneity and intuitiveness. Creating art is a mysterious journey.
I am passionate about painting figures and thoroughly enjoy seeing how personality and temperament come into being from an empty canvas. My goal is to portray an honest thought, a genuine mood or a daring dream. Although these moments might be sad, tough, unfair or undesired, I focus on that flicker of hope, that unseen beauty and strength which hides inside my subjects.