After raising four children, Teri Richards retired from the legal field and began to explore her artistic side. As a writer, editor and Co publisher of a glossy magazine with international readership, Teri’s business brought her in contact with other authors who specialized in the arts. Thus was born an interest in studying the history of quilting, eventually leading to Teri designing and crafting her own quilts.
With a strong pull to further express her interest in form and color through painting, but with no previous painting experience, Teri researched teachers in her area and was introduced to the One Stroke Method of painting.
A few introductory classes spurred her on to eventually become OSCI Multi Certified to teach in painting with acrylics, enamels, faux finishing, furniture decorating, wall murals, and designs on glass, porcelain, fabric and canvas. Teri is also OSCI certified to teach in non-toxic medium of water Oils which are less odorous, dry more quickly than traditional oils, and create a glowing finish on canvas. She also teaches fabric and silk dye painting for garments and accessories.
Her objective is to teach with an eye to her students developing stroke skills, a working knowledge of color and perspective, and most of all, enjoying the process of creating their own art for home décor, for gift giving, and for sale.
Sharing the technique of One Stroke is a joy and inspiration to Teri. Watching her students grow in their mastery of this technique is priceless.
Private and small group classes are by appointment at Teri's home studio in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
Regular group classes are held at the South Coast Botanic Gardens classroom in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula.