Teresa  DeSeve was born in Beloit, Wisconsin in 1948, the fourth of six children. When she was fifteen, the family relocated to the suburbs of Philadelphia. It was here that Teresa first saw a major art museum, which was one of the wonders of her adolescent world. She cannot remember a time that she was not drawing, painting or making something.

Teresa attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and earned a BFA degree from Rosemont College. After marriage and raising two sons, Teresa returned to her life as an artist, and chose to work in the medium of pastel. “Pastel offers me directness of application, freshness and sensitivity,”

Teresa is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of America. She is a Signature member of The Philadelphia Watercolor Society. She has been featured in the Pastel Journal Magazine.

“The human figure  has always been, and I think, will always be my subject.I find that as I paint a person, I explore deeper meanings of what our human experience is. I often explore this through the element of light.”

Teresa is an instructor in pastel, and is represented in private collections.

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