Teresa Elliott is a contemporary realist who has shown in many galleries and museums nationally and internationally. The MEAM Museum in Barcelona, The Salmagundi Club, The World Art Museum in Beijing and The Butler Institute Of Art all have exhibited her oil paintings to name a few.  

    After completing a Fine Art BFA from the University Of Kansas, she moved to Dallas, Texas working as an artist designing intricate scroll work for Colt, Winchester firearms and Buck knives for an etching company. Soon after, she saw an opportunity to become self employed as a graphic designer and illustrator. Many years as an illustrator prepared her for her true calling as a fine arts painter. In 2006, she had a sold out gallery show in Ft. Worth, Texas which launched her career and financially enabled her to devote everyday to her 
studio practice. 

  Currently, she is working and living in the badlands of West Texas with a continuing fascination of agrarian, rural life in the Texas countryside. Yearly family vacations to her grandfather’s farm from her home in the mid-west kept her interested in the gritty lifestyle of farm life that has influenced her work to this day. Today, the raw landscape of the Big Bend region in far west Texas inform her paintings of the human form, and bovines she render in oils as she meticulously captures the essence of every subject. 

    Her present day studio in the hills sits on a bed of ancient lava rock looking over a vast old ranch. The wandering javelina herds, deer, and turkey, are frequent visitors around her studio reminding her of her favorite quote by John Muir; "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he or she finds it connected to the rest of the world."

Art Renewal International Salon:

Chairman's Choice 2018

Chairman's Choice 2015

Chairman's Choice 2012

Honorable Mention in figurative 2013 

Finalist in Figurative 2014

Finalist in Animal 2015

Other Awards:

Staff Pick, PoetsArtists April 2018

Grand Prize winner - America China Oil Painting Artists League Competition

Best Of Show - Coors Western Art Exhibit 2015

Best Of Show - Briscoe Western Art Museum 2009

3rd place Figurative - Artist’s Magazine 2014 Annual Competition


PoetsArtists 2011

PoetsArtists, Glorious Color 2018

PoetsArtists, Painting The Figure Now, 2018

American Art Collector

Art Of The West feature 

Southwest Art feature article 2015

Southwest Art feature article 2009

Artists Magazine 2014 

Professional Artist's Magazine 2011 

The New York Optimist 2012


Wausau Museum Of Contemporary Art, Painting The Figure Now 2018

World Art Museum, Beijing China, Contemporary American Realism group show

The Butler Institute Of American Art, America China Oil Painting Artist League 2012

Briscoe Western Art Museum, Night Of Artists 2009 - 2018

National Wildlife Museum, Western Visions Show 2010, 2011, 2012, Jackson WY

LA Art Show, Maxwell Alexander Gallery 2018

RJD Gallery, Art Hamptons, New York, 2015

Solo Exhibition, InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas, 2014

Solo Exhibition, Manitou Gallery, Santa Fe NM, 2007

Solo Exhibition, Manitou Gallery, Santa Fe NM, 2008

Solo Exhibition, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe NM, 2010

RJD Gallery, Women Painting Women, Sag Harbor, NY, 2014 

RJD Gallery, Women Painting Women, Sag Harbor, NY, 2015

RJD Gallery, Women Painting Women, Sag Harbor, NY, 2016 

RJD Gallery, Women Painting Women, Sag Harbor, NY, 2017

Gallery 1261, Figurative II, 2016

Abend Gallery, Animalia 2015

Oil Painters Of America Exhibit, 2013