QUESTION & ANSWER WITH TONY SOUTH
Q: Why do I paint what I paint?
A: Hmmm, I guess I liken my themes to a clearing out of the loft or maybe a garage sale, a convergence of "mind garbage" collected over many years daydreaming.
Q: Are there any details that have an important significance in Britannia revisited
A: Yes, the Union Jack/flag and the Triumph motorcycle were once symbols of an industrious and thriving British empire.The monkey in the Britannia attire marks the devolution of these symbols and an ending of an era, for better or worse!
Q: What do you hope the viewer takes away from your work
A: A lighter wallet would be good...In all seriousness though, if the viewer walks away and remembers the painting weeks/months or years later then I couldn't ask for more.
Q: What is your dream project?
A: As a young man I used to dream of my drawings/ paintings adorning the album covers of my favourite rock bands, I remember sending stuff to Thin Lizzy etc when I was around 13/14 years old...to no avail though. Album covers were also a big inspiration for me starting out, holding artists Roger Dean, Jim FitzPTrick, Frazetta and Vallejo in high esteem.
Q: If you can see your work hanging in one museum/collection which would it be?
A: I don't mind really where my works hang, as long as the owners enjoy it and still get a kick from it.
BIOGRAPHY - Terese Rogers B. 1957
Terese Rogers, a realist painter, was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. One of her earliest memories is standing on a chair to reach the kitchen blackboard where she would spend hours drawing. Her parents encouraged her creative abilities from a young age.
She combined her passion for art and compassion for people by receiving her BA degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University and her MA in art therapy from Marywood University. While raising her three children with her husband Don, she worked as an art therapist helping people to heal and discover themselves using art as a tool.
In 2007 she had the good fortune to study with Anthony Waichulis at what is now the Anni Art Academy Waichulis. It was there that she gained the knowledge and discipline to enhance her artistic abilities. Terese's focus is to capture the beauty in nature and simple things in our lives that bring us hope and joy. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and received awards from The Art Renewal Center and The Artists Magazine; in addition, she has been featured in several publications including The Artists Magazine and American Arts Quarterly.
Terese Rogers - B. 1957
Oil on panel
7 x 5 inches