Artist Statement
My work has two primary components. One is the spiritual connection the outdoors holds for me. I am enamored of the sights and sounds of nature: the patterns, the rhythms, the textures, and the almost tangible quality of the light. The other is my enchantment with color. It fascinates me that a certain hue can change depending upon how it is surrounded. I love the richness of deep tones used together, the emotion of vivid explosions of color and the subtleties of combining softer hues, closely related in value. Having worked for many years to describe the landscape, I have become increasingly interested in abstracting imagery and in pushing color in the direction of my choice. I aspire to evoke the spirit of the landscape, simply by virtue of palette and mark making.

Pastel: The very first time I tried pastel, it felt like coming home. I was seduced by having a tray filled with gorgeous colors right at my fingertips. I loved the tactile nature of picking up what is essentially pure pigment and making a mark on the page, followed by another mark in response and then another. Gradually the image would evolve. The richness of the color and the immediacy of the process have kept me fully engaged with this amazing medium for many years.

Acrylic: Recently, I have also been working with acrylics. There are limitless applications with this medium. There are numerous textural additives that can be mixed into the paint or used to prime the surface. The paint itself comes in a variety of viscosities ranging from heavy body, which can almost be sculpted, to fluid, which will flow easily without loss of vibrancy. Acrylics can be transparent, opaque or iridescent and can be painted on a variety of substrates. In addition to creating imagery which pays homage to nature, I want the surface itself to be compelling, interesting and beautifully painted.

I am excited about the creative journey ahead and I believe as I move back and forth between these two wonderful worlds, each body of work will be informed by the other.

 

Exhibitions

2017

Enormous Tiny Art Show 21 Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Diversity Works Powers Gallery Acton, MA

2016

Sunrise, Sunsets and their Color Palette   530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Small Works for the Winter Solstice   True North Gallery, S Hamilton, MA

Small Works   Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA

Where I Live: Teresa McCue   Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH (October)

Skies   Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA (July)

Dive Into Summer Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

Enormous Tiny Art Show: Winter Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

2015

Jennifer Judd-McGee & Teresa McCue  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Enormous Tiny Art Show 15  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

2014

Observations: Teresa McCue  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Enormous Tiny Art Show 15 Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

2013

New Works on Paper 2013  Powers Gallery Acton, MA

Enormous Tiny Art Show 14  Nahcotta. Portsmouth, NH

Summer Pleasures  Powers Gallery Acton, MA

Enormous Tiny Art Show 13  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

2012

OMAA Invitational Fine Art & Craft  OMAA Ogunquit, ME (Nov 2012)

Solo Show  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH (Oct 2012)

Enormous Tiny Art Show 11  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Works on Paper  Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

2011

Mix it Up!  Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

Enormous Tiny Art Show 10   Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Exploring Pastels  Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

Eleven in Eleven  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Enormous Tiny Art Show 9   Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

2010

Enormous Tiny Art Show 8  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Enormous Tiny Art Show 7  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

TEN  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Colorworks  Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

Spring   Nahcotta,Portsmouth, NH

AD 20/21   Diana Levine Fine Art, Boston, MA

2009

Landscape Show  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Tim Beavis and Teresa McCue  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

New Works in Pastel  Powers Gallery, Acton MA

Enormous Tiny Art Show 5  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

2008

Enormous Tiny Art Show 4   Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Recent Works  Belushi-Pisano Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA

Explorations: Recent work in Acrylic & Pastel  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Enormous Tiny Art Show 3   Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

LA Pastel Tour  Huntington Beach, CA  and Santa Monica, CA

2007

Landscape Show  Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

Recent Works  Belushi-Pisano Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA

June in Bloom  Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

Seasons: an installation  Diana Levine Fine Art, Boston, MA

2006

Abundant Color  Powers Gallery. Acton, MA

A Sense of Balance  Kimber’s Fine Art, Rockland, ME

Works on Paper  Powers Gallery. Acton, MA

The Pastel Biennial  Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

Summer’s Whisper  Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

New Works on Paper  Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

Recent Works  Diana Levine Fine Art. Boston, MA

2004

Works in Pastel  N.W. Barrett Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Fall Market: New Works  Diana Levine Fine Art, Boston, MA

Recent Works  Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

NHAA 56th Annual Exhibition  Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

Illuminations  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

In Sight  Artstream Rochester, NH

2004

 New Works Powers Gallery. Acton, MA

2003

New Works, Diana Levine Fine Art, Boston, MA

The Pastel Biennial, Powers Gallery. Acton, MA

Summer’s End  Linden Gallery, Rowley, MA

New Year: New Works  Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

Illuminations  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2002

Preview to Summer  Housewarming Gifts & Gallery, Swampscott, MA

Landscape Impressions  Linden Gallery, Rowley, MA

Illuminations  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

New Visions in Pastel  Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

Teresa McCue Solo Exhibit  Saturday Cove Fine Art, Northport, ME

The Beauty of the Season  Housewarming Gifts & Gallery, Swampscott, MA

Recent Works in Pastel  The Via Gallery, Boston, MA

Here and There  The Via Gallery, Boston, MA

Coming Home  Saturday Cove Fine Art Gallery, Northport, ME

Drawing the Light II: The Art of Pastel  Powers Gallery, Acton, MA

Teresa McCue Solo Exhibit  Saturday Cove Fine Art, Northport, ME

Solo Exhibit  Bridgewater State College Wallace L. Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater, MA

1998

Teresa McCue Solo Exhibit  Saturday Cove Fine Art, Northport, ME

A Fall Gathering of Artists  Studio At Saturday Cove, Northport, ME

Works in Pastel  De Havilland Fine Art, Boston, MA

Outdoor Treasures  Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

Interpretations in Pastel  MIT, Deans Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1996

Jewels of Maine  Studio at Saturday Cove, Northport, ME

The Sky’s the Limit  Saturday Cove Fine Art, Northport, ME

Pastels by Teresa McCue  Wrubel Gallery, Boston, MA

Regional Landscapes in Pastel  Gallery 166, Newburyport, MA

Marshes and Other Miracles  Lane Memorial Library, Hampton, NH

Selected Landscapes in Pastel  Erlich Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1993

One Artist’s View  Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. Wakefield, MA

1984

Silkscreens by Teresa McCue  Somerville City Hall, Somerville, MA

1983 Silkscreens by Teresa McCue  Modern Times Café, Cambridge, MA

1981 Prints & Drawings by Teresa McCue  Somerville City Hall, Somerville, MA

 

Events

Art for Embassies, Botswana, AFRICA, 2006

Families First Exhibit and Calendar Portsmouth, NH, 2003

Button Factory Open Studios Portsmouth, NH, 2002 – 2003

Junior League of Boston Decorators’ Show House, Westwood, MA, 2002

Artcetera, Aids Action Committee Bi-Annual Art Auction, Boston, MA 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996

Maine Coast Artist Annual Auction, Rockport, ME 2003, 2002,2001,2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

 

Education

2003

Painting the Landscape with Eric Aho NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH

2002

Landscape Workshop in Tuscany with Ann Simonsen

Color Intensive Workshop with Kitty Wallis Newtown, CT

1999

Artist in Residence, International School of Art Montecastello di Vibio, Italy

Pastel Workshop with Ann Simonsen, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1998

Pastel Workshop with Rosalie Nadeau, Sandwich Artworks, Sandwich, MA

1996

Southwest Landscape Workshop with Ann Simonsen, Silver City, NM

1985

Silkscreen Instructor, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

1982

Toured Europe for the purpose of viewing architecture and works of art at museums such as the Louvre,
Pompideu, Jeu de Paume, Uffizi, Borghese, Vatican, Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum & others

1980

Bachelor of Arts in Art, Education Minor, Bridgewater University, Bridgewater, MA

Post Graduate Course Work: 1980 to present

Ongoing study in Art History, Design and Studio

Boston Center for Adult Education

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Massachusetts College of Art

Montserrat College of Art

New England School of Art & Design

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Student-taught Art to American and Italian students in Pecetto, Italy

 

Publications

The Wire, Sea Change, May 2009

Accent Magazine, illustration 2006

The Artful Home, 2003, 2004, 2005

Foster’s Daily Democrat, Pastel Power, February 2003

Mass General Hospital Cancer Care Center Radiation Therapy Booklet, cover image

Bridgewater Review, A Gallery of Pastels, cover and feature article, Dec.1999

Southern New Mexico Magazine, Painting the Desert, Spring 1997

Eagle Tribune, Soft, Soothing Art, April 9,1997

Beauty is Just a Glimpse Away, October 11, 1995

The Free Press, The Sky is No Limit, September 5,1996