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Teri Levine has been painting for more than 15 years. She uses oils and acrylics as her medium. Her abstract, landscape and still life works use beautiful contrasting colors and shapes that exude excitement and interest from the viewer.
Her style is an eclectic blend of cubism, abstract, and realism yet the colors and themes of her paintings are consistent. She concentrates in oil and acrylic and also has collage works in three-dimensional.
An Atlanta resident for more than 40 years, Teri's art education includes classes at the Spruill Arts Center, Chastain Arts Center, and the Atlanta College of Art. She holds a master's degree in psychology.
The works of Teri Levine have been featured at Fine Line Gallery, Art Trend Now in Tsuen Wan Hong Kong, and ASI Space International.
Gauguin once wrote about color as the language of the listening eye, that which helps our imagination soar with inner power and mystery. From the beginning of my explorations, color has always been my driving interest, and the primary power in my work.
By using oil and acrylic paints as my surface, I create paintings emphasizing color juxtapositions and interactions. The flow of color and line, shape and form become intricately interwoven as translucent and opaque layers of glaze are laid down. Each layer creates new forms that I respond to in making the painting.
I strive to combine expressionism with cubism and yet make the paintings understandable to the art critic and casual viewer.
My work speaks to the universal human tendency to appreciate beauty and to find meaning in abstraction. The appreciation of the beautiful is an essential aspect of humanity, and there is a positive, almost spiritual energy involved in experience of the beautiful.
By working to make color and light dance, I choose to focus on that part of humanity which offers hope, light, and promise. - Teri Levine