What People Say About Teresa's Portraits
"I can't thank you enough for the fabulous portrait of Guy. It captures him wonderfully! His mum was delighted with her 80th birthday gift." Carole G.
"A huge thank you for the beautiful portrait of Rosa. You are so talented. It will always be a treasure in our family." Gerry W.
"Thank you for the wonderful portrait of Jon. I will treasure it forever, and it will have pride of place in my study." Hazel W.
"Teresa's portrait is not only a perfect likeness of my granddaughter Annie, it also really captures her cheeky personality." John E.
"Your portrait took my breath away! I can really see myself. I had meant to give it to my daughter, but instead I have hung it in my bedroom." Dorothy D.
"An excellent likeness, it captures my brooding good looks and rugged demeanour without all my worry lines and old age wrinkles. It has pride of place in our Dining Room." Matthew J.
"We are very pleased with the sculpture, which sits in top of the filing cabinet in my study and generally keeps an eye on me. I enjoyed our sittings, and am very impressed with your skill in being able to create such a life-like model." Albert M.
Other quotes on the subject of portraits:
"It is not merely the likeness which is precious... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I think -- and it is not at all monstrous in me to say that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest Artist's work ever produced." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait." Salvador Dali
" There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk." Charles Dickens
"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter." Oscar Wilde