Teresa Dittrich has acquired a growing reputation as a premier portrait artist. She paints portraits that are revelations
of personality, capturing a moment of unusual charm with her own distinctive style.
A Texan by birth, Teresa and her husband now live on a small farm nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Bedford, Virginia. She has pursued artistic interests from earliest childhood. After training in commercial art as a teenager, she went on to study both mathematics and art at Texas
Tech University, earning a BS degree graduating with honors. In addition to this training, Dittrich studied at the
Scottsdale Artist School with Donald "Putt" Putman and Al Brouillette of Arlington, TX.
An award-winning artist, the lyrical beauty of her work has captivated serious collectors from Virginia to California. She was the second recipient of the coveted $5000 John Stevens Jones Award presented by the Bosque County Conservatory of Fine Arts in 1990.
In 1991, she attended the National Portrait Seminar held in Atlanta, GA. Here, she was recognized by distinguished artist/chairman John Howard Sanden of New York and received the Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture.
In 1995, Dittrich was the Honor Award Winner at the Portrait Arts Festival in Montgomery, AL, sponsored by the American Society of Portrait Artists.
The artist's multi-layered technique of oil painting combines the visual energy of impressionism with the realism of an accurate likeness. Though many artists shy away from painting more than one subject, Teresa delights in multiple-subject portraits of two to six people. Dittrich remarks, "Sometimes the best way to show the relational aspects of various siblings and family members is to put them all together on the same canvas. But groups are always a compositional challenge!"
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