Professional Fine Artist specializing in modern and contemporary paintings.
Teresa Dirks' series of contemporary abstract paintings have been purchased by collectors, designers and homeowners as well as the corporate industries.
Growing up in the rural quasi-south, around seamstresses, quilters, gardeners, and farmers, I learned to love nature, growing and making. This made me. Creative.
So now, when I create art, my aim is to reconstruct those experiences from my life and share the connection that I have. I strive to recreate a conceptional experience whether it is the complexity of urban decay, the intensity of the sky, or the linear connection to cultivation and the horizon. The proportions and structure I portray within my works comes from my subconscious need to create with some sense of balance, and also with a tension that is derived from the power of my experiences, and the sense of my being a part of something bigger. The awe.
Over the years, my work has developed texturally by using the visual elements and principles of color, line, texture, movement, and pattern. The resulting variants and contrasts reflect the complexities and tension of my spiritual experiences. My art has come to symbolize my inner strength and connection with my world and years spent watching the brilliance of the world around me.
Born in Southeast MO, Dirks spent many years living in a rural setting. She taught environmental education in the Bootheel and then art education in public schools. Her art deeply reflects the time spent living in the country and her love of nature, its vibrancy . . . and the power of color and its effect on our lives. Dirks feels as society and technology merge, it is now more important than ever to connect with nature and its healing properties.
Currently, Dirks lives in Kansas City, MO. For over twenty-five years she has been driven to paint and create. In 2011, her art was selected for the Missouri Arts Council Poster Award and was featured on 2012 MAC publications.
Art Installation, Custom Artwork, Fine Art
Gladstone, Kansas City, Kansas City, Lake Waukomis, North Kansas City, Parkville, Platte City, Weatherby Lake, Overland Park
-Missouri Arts Council Poster Award for 2011, MAC, St. Louis, MO
-Sew What, Hon. Men. Best of Show, St. Louis, MO
-Poplar Bluff Artists’ Guild Regional Art Show, First Place Mixed Media, Margaret Harwell Art Museum