About Alla Prima
Teri Starkweather studied painting and design at Art center College of Design and graduated with a BFA from Atlanta College of Art. She earned a credential in art education at Cal State University Northridge and has worked as an art teacher, teaching drawing, painting, computer graphics and yearbook.She has also done freelance jewelry design for Zarah Co. and freelance work as a scenic artist.
In 2010 Teri won the first place in the American Artist cover competition for watercolor Magazine. Her paintings have been published in many art books. Her painting, "Full of light" was on the cover of Keys to Painting Textures and Surfaces by North Light Books. She has also had her watercolors included in several Splash watercolor annuals.
Teri has shown her work throughout the world. In 2011 she was invited to exhibit in China at Ny Arts Beijing Gallery and is currently represented by James Grey Gallery in Santa Monica, California and Galeria Gitana in San Fernando.
My work is concerned with interpreting the contemporary world of nature and my environment. My subjects involve luminosity and light as well as nature or natural objects.I am visually concerned with design, color harmony,and emotional impact. I like to use a palette knife on some parts of a landscape painting and I sometimes use my photos or sketches as reference as well as paint things from life. I like to paint "plein air", or outdoors, but often go back to the studio with my study and repaint the same scene. These paintings are mostly painted "alla prima", which means all at once.