Primarily self taught, teresa elliot is best known for her oil paintings. which are included in corporate and private collections across the United States, Canada and Australia. Working from life right out of high school prepared her for the assignment. Before entering college she sketched pastel portraits from life everyday in front of an outdoor audience for several months 6 days a week in St. Louis, Missouri. Working alongside other more seasoned artists was an invaluable experience and during that intense period her draftsmanship rapidly improved. During college her fine art photography and design courses contributed to her skill set. Teresa lives and paints in Alpine,Texas, north of the Big Bend National Park.