Teresa Onoda is an award-winning plein air artist who specializes in impressionistic oil paintings of Napa and Sonoma vineyards and Northern California landscapes.
She received her B.A. in Fine Arts degree from Creighton University in 1975. Teresa’s work–and paint palette- are inspired primarily by the French impressionists of the early 20th Century, and by a lesser-known group called the Fauvists, noted for using the most vibrant colors found in nature. More directly, Teresa acknowledges an artistic indebtedness to a group of Northern California impressionists called “The Society of Six.”
Several members of the Society of Six passed on their craft to young local painters, including well-known artist Pam Glover, who painted with one of the group’s founders, Louis Siegrist. Mrs. Glover, in turn, has taught plein-air techniques to many accomplished artists, including Teresa Onoda. In just a few years, Teresa’s work began to gain attention for its powerful painting technique and use of pure color. Many began to appreciate the sense of movement and life she imbued in the landscapes captured on canvas.
Teresa’s aggressive brush strokes and bolder-than-life colors have caught the eye of many established art-collectors frequenting galleries in Northern California and beyond. She exhibits in several Bay Area galleries including Cohen Abee Gallery in San Francisco and Nancy Dodds Gallery in Carmel as well as Kavanaugh Art Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa. She was a featured artist in the October 2013 issue of American Art Collectors magazine.