Teresa Ackerly began painting at the age of five when she got her first oil painting set. Her love of creating has continued throughout her life.
She holds a degree in Fine Arts from Bard College and her work has been shown at The Tivoli Artist's Co-Op and The Woodstock Artist Association in upstate New York. She owned her own gallery, The Last Detail, where she showcased local artist's works and had her studio making hand painted furniture. She is currently based in Fayetteville Georgia wanting to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Teresa has a passion for oil painting, but has worked in many mediums including collage and encaustics. During the Covid shutdown, she began painting Mandalas on rocks for her garden and found it very meditative. She expanded the "dot" painting and Mandalas onto canvas creating colorful landscapes depicting bright and happy scenes.