Painted with a fresh perspective for 2018 reverting back to an older vision with a new twist, thus deja vu. Each painting is a piece of me, what I believe in: kindness and love. Moreover, this artwork is an homage to Rothko, and his powerful paintings that commend solitude and contemplation. My hope is that this work brings you peace and inner strength. 

- Teresa Dirks

Homage to Rothko I

Acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, and pencil on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on back

30" h x 22" w 
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Teresa Dirks
Weatherby Lake, Missouri

Getting to Know Teresa

Teresa Dirk’s artistic voice is profoundly influenced by her upbringing in the rustic American south. Seamstresses, quilters, gardeners, and farmers, served as creative role models throughout her childhood that cultivated her love of nature, growth, and creativity. She works in mixed media to create abstracts that channel the energy of her past. Her paintings are deeply personal and carry precise meanings and particular stories to them. The whimsical lines and playful color choices lend themselves to a childlike quality that charms with nostalgia. Though each of her paintings reflect her personal surroundings and history, she delves into complex conceptual topics, such as urban decay and nature’s fundamental connections. She has a passion for the process, and views it as propagating the brilliant and expressive energy she has witnessed throughout her life.