Teresa Elliott is an award-winning artist living and working in Texas. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Kansas and has received numerous awards from organizations such as the Briscoe Western Art Museum; the Portrait Society of America, Tallahassee, Florida; the Art Renewal Center, Port Reading, New Jersey; and the Coors Western Art Show at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. She has exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; MEAM European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain; the Salmagundi Club in New York City; and the Beijing World Art Museum in China. Collectors include Nolan Ryan, the Bass family, and the National Western Stock Show.
Her West Texas studio in the hills sits on a bed of ancient lava rock overlooking a vast old ranch. The wandering javelina herds, deer, and turkey are frequent visitors, reminding her of John Muir's observation: "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it connected to the rest of the world."