|Written by Christin Miller on Monday, February 27, 2012|
|Theresa Paden Fine Art|
Colorful, Contemporary, Bold
Theresa Paden is a talented artist I recently discovered through Pinterest. I came across her "Bison on the Prairie in Autumn" painting, and fell in love with it. I pinned the image of the painting, and then set out to locate the artist. Unfortunately, the image of the painting did not link back to a website, and it took some time to track her down. However, I was extremely happy when I located Theresa's website, because the rest of her paintings are as spectacular at the first!
As a Los Angeles native, it was interesting for me to discover that Theresa Paden studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and spent several years as a graphic designer in Los Angeles. She then became the first female art director at the National Football League, where she designed Super Bowl logos, tickets and posters. She eventually moved to the country with her husband to raise their children and pursue her love of fine art. Theresa's artistic vision has been sharpened by a lifetime of observing nature firsthand, from childhood backpacking adventures to current inspiration found daily. Living in a beautiful Southern California valley among ranches and wildlife provides her with a wealth of imagery and subject matter.
Theresa Paden's unique painting style captures the essence of her subjects. "My paintings are inspired by my love of wildlife, horses, Native Americans, and the captivating images of the West. I use vibrant color, along with bold, energetic brushwork to express my passion on canvas." It was the vibrant colors and subjects of Theresa's paintings that attracted me to her work. She loves to paint horses, and featured below left is one of my favorites, entitled "Sunburst." It is a large and colorful painting (56" X 44") that would be a spectacular focal point in a room. Theresa also has a wonderful collection of contemporary cow and Longhorn paintings. I love "Annabelle's Makeover" (center), which is a smaller painting, measuring 20" X 16". Featured on the right is "Bison on the Prairie in Autumn," the painting I first discovered on Pinterest. It is still one of my favorites!
You can see more of Theresa Paden's bold and colorful work by visiting the Theresa Paden Fine Art website. If you "like" Art by Theresa Paden on Facebook, you can also see some of most recent paintings.