A Reverence For Nature in Photography
Teri Leigh Teed’s photographs capture her reverence for nature, celebrate the change of seasons, and pay homage to the breathtaking vistas that are unique to her region. She brings viewers to positive, contemplative and calming places that transcend the physical realm. Her art reveals the life-affirming presence of a power greater than us in the manner in which she captures tranquil landscapes, woods, water, clouds and the sky. As a photographic artist and storyteller, her inspiring artwork deftly blends light and shadow to create visual textures and invites us to connect with the Divine in all.
Just before the sun sets on the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina is Teed’s favorite time of day to create photographic memories. As the skies and the scenery shift to softer and darker hues, she cajoles the camera to paint the subtle and lyrical qualities of Nature’s canvas.
The Appalachian mountains are the second oldest mountain range on Earth, and their ancient beauty called the artist “home” in the summer of 2015 to a place she visited often during her childhood. Now based near Sylva, North Carolina, in the time-honored traditions followed by artists of this region, she continues adding to her growing and evolving repertoire of inspirational fine art photography, stories, poetry and songs.
She has written, “Sometimes the seemingly ordinary, seen in detail or in a different light, can open us to the possibilities that surround us. We need only open our hearts and minds, and our eyes will find them.”
A wonderful example of this is her photograph shown in the banner image titled Blue Ridge Parkway, Fog Over Waterrock Knob”. It features mountains on a foggy winter day. The viewer is posed to gaze at the landscape merging into the euphoric misty atmosphere beyond. We are inspired to imagine and trust in the revelations that exist today and in the future.
A graduate of Sotheby’s Institute, London, Teri received her M.A. Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors from the University of Buckingham, England and was employed by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Her artwork has been exhibited in juried shows in North Carolina and South Carolina, including the international Piccolo Spoleto Festival. She is a recipient of Awards of Excellence in Manhattan Arts International juried exhibitions. She is also a member of the curated online gallery at The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS and a member of the North Carolina Artists Council.
Her fine art photography has been featured in numerous publications, including Blue Ridge Parkway Daily, Carolina Living Magazine, Carolina Arts Magazine, and NC Arts Every Day.
Teri Leigh Teed, The Road Home in Winter, photograph.
Like many contemporary artists Teri Leigh Teed combines several artistic disciplines to fully express her heartfelt inspiration with a sense of purpose. She also enjoys the collaborative creative process and states, “Photographic art, combined with my personal stories, poetry and songs, is part of my vision of creating, with other-like minded artisans and craftspeople, a community of self expression, beauty, and healing through art. My sincere hope is that these personal gifts will help you find your own inner peace, and perhaps bring a remembrance of who you are.”
Visit Teri Leigh Teed’s website: www.terileighteed.com