Theresa's affinity of painting farm animals comes from her family's farming background in SE Minnesota.  When visiting her grandparents farms as a child, the only way to keep her out of trouble was to keep her busy working on art projects based on poultry, cows, horses and her beloved barn cats that she could study outside.  She would often paint these animals in colors such as pink, lime green, blue, whatever was bright and bold - no matter how much she was lectured about trying to paint a bit more realistically.. 



The bright and bold tradition continues with the Electric Barnyard series.