Teresa Schippel Hales is a painter, photographer and printmaker, fascinated by the various processes and the tactile qualities involved in etching and printing. Often starting with photographs, Teresa takes inspiration from nature: the interplay of sunlight, the formation of shadows and silhouettes, the reflections in water: from puddles, the sea. Clouds, dramatic and threatening, or light and insubstantial, create a unique and limitless visual theatre. Other work takes inspiration from functional, man-made objects. She finds beauty in the mundane: padlocks, keys, tools, bikes, books and tables and chairs. It is not just the forms and texture of the objects themselves,but the relationship between positive & negative, by their compositional qualities that fascinate Teresa. Teresa’s etching, ‘Deal Pier’, won the Lowes Dickinson prize for printmaking in 2019. ‘Bike, Kentish Town’ recently won the WMC Witold LibraryPrize. ‘Deal Pier, Cloudy Day’ was shortlisted for the Royal AcademySummer Exhibition in 2019 and ‘Bathroom, Holt’ was shortlisted for this year’s Summer Exhibition. Four recent etchings are also in the second round of judging for the Visual Arts Open.
- Teresa Schippel Hales, Bathroom, Holt, Photo Etching, Edition of 30, 20x28.5 cm, Unframed: £125, 2019
- Teresa Schippel Hales, Fiona – Overstrand, Photo Etching, Edition of 25, 17x28 cm, Unframed: £110, 2020.
- Teresa Schippel Hales, Highgate Woods, Photo Etching, Edition of 50, 18x11.5 cm, Unframed: £70, 2017.
- Teresa Schippel Hales, Bike, Kentish Town, Photo Etching, Edition of 30, 20x20 cm, Unframed: £100, 2020.