30 Oil Paintings By American Artist Teresa Elliott

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Teresa Elliott Painting

Teresa Elliott is an American realist painter living and working in her desert studio north of the Big Bend National Park in Alpine, Texas. Today, she is best known for portraits of bovines and figurative paintings immersed in the natural rural environment in the Southwest.

Her family of origin settled in Texas in the 1800’s, working a farm with Angus cattle and pecan orchards.  A fascination with livestock and Texas countryside colored her world then, and has continued to inspire her fine art today.  Yearly family vacations to the farm from her home in the midwest kept her interested in the gritty lifestyle of farm life that has influenced her work to this day.

After completing a Fine Art BFA from the University Of Kansas she moved to Dallas, Texas and worked as self employed graphic designer and illustrator.  Many years as an illustrator prepared her for her true calling as a fine art painter, especially after discovering the Texas Longhorn with all their many colorful attributes living near her home in suburban north Texas.  In 2006, she had a sold out gallery show in Ft. Worth, Texas which launched her career and afforded her to devote everyday to her studio practice.

Her studio in the hills of the Big Bend region of West Texas sits on a bed of ancient lava rock looking over a vast old ranch.  The wandering javelina herds, deer and turkey are frequent visitors at her studio reminding her of her favorite quote from John Muir, “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it connected to the rest of the world.”

  Paolo Veronese Gallery


  • 2020 Prix de West, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • 2019 Sunset Show Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles CA
  • 2018 Painting The Figure Now, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 2009 – 2020 Night Of Artists, Briscoe Western Museum, San Antonio TX
  • 2009 – 2020 Coors Western Art Show, Denver CO
  • 2016  Trappings show at Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine TX
  • 2016 Texas Masters Show, InSight Gallery
  • 2016 Animalia, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2016 MEAM/Salmagundi Club, International ARC Salon Exhibition
  • 2015 Fredericksburg TX Art Auction
  • 2015 Miniatures Show, Phippen Western Art Museum
  • 2019 Sunset Show Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles CA
  • 2015 Art Southampton, RJD Gallery
  • 2015 Miniatures By The Lake, Coeur d’Alene Galleries, ID
  • 2015 MEAM/Salmagundi Club, International ARC Salon Exhibition, Barcelona
  • 2015 Featured Artist, Coors Western Art Exhibit
  • 2014 The West Select, Phoenix Art Museum
  • 2014 Art Hamptons, RJD Gallery
  • 2014 Solo Show, InSight Gallery
  • 2013 Contemporary American Realism, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2012 Contemporary American Realism, Butler Institute of American Art
  • 2012 Re-Presenting The Nude, Curated by John O’Hern, Evoke Contemporary
  • 2011 Decadence curated by John O’Hern, Evoke Contemporary
  • 2010 – 2013 Western Visions, National Wildlife Museum, Jackson Hole, WY
  • 2010 New Views Of The West, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2008 Solo Show, The Manitou Galleries; Santa Fe NM


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  • Artists Magazine
  • Poets/Artists
  • Dallas Art Revue
  • Cover of Texas Traditions Book by Fresco Fine Art Publishing
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  • 2019 Second Place, Tri State Exhibition and Competition, Portrait Society Of America
  • Grand Prize – America China Oil Painter Artist League
  • People’s Choice – Awarded six times, Coors Western Art Exhibit
  • Best of Show – 2009 Night Of Artists, Briscoe Western Museum
  • Artists Choice – 2008 Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum
  • 2016 Bold Brush Award
  • 2015 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competition – Chairman’s Choice, Figurative
  • 2015 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competition – Finalist, animal
  • 2014 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competition – Finalist, figurative
  • 2013 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competition – Honorable Mention, figurative
  • 2012 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon – Chairman’s Choice, figurative


  • Bass Family, Ft.Worth, Texas
  • Nolan Ryan, Georgetown, Texas
  • Peter Freund, Armonk, New York
  • Richard Demato, Sag Harbor, New York
  • National Western Stock Show, Denver Colorado
  • David and Sarah Simerka, New Zealand
  • EOG Resources Inc., Ft. Worth, Texas
  • JW San Antonio Hill Country Marriott – San Antonio, Texas
  • Gates Mineral – San Antonio, Texas





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