“Each day brings new insight into the world of color, values, and composition. Feeling the mood of the moment and translating it into a piece of art is an adventure. Learning to see is a lifelong process.” – Teddy Jackson
Art has been an important part of Teddy’s life since the age of 10. During her years as a Human Resources Professional, she dabbled in painting to relieve stress. She describes standing in front of the easel as her very own personal vacation.
As an artist, Teddy has received numerous awards. Most recently, she won First place in both Oil and Animal/Wildlife painting categories at the 2017 Cass County Fair, and Best of Show at the 40th Blue Spring Art League Fine Art Show. In 2016, she won First place in oil at the Stems Plein Air Paint.
Some of Teddy’s other awards include:
1st Honorable Mention at the Invitational Paint Out at Chandler Hill Winery during the 2015 Augusta Plein Air Festival
Purchase Award at the Vineyard Hill Paint during the 12th Annual Augusta Plein Air Festival, 2014
3rd place at the Door County Plein Air Festival’s Dockside Quick Paint Competition, comprised of 150 artists, 2011
Part of the 10% at the 3rd Annual Missouri Valley Impressionists Society Juried Exhibition at the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
Teddy works primarily in Oil and Acrylic. Her favorite subject is landscape, although she has painted a wide variety of subjects. She has taken the opportunity to paint internationally in France and Scandinavia. Teddy began plein air painting in 2006, attending the yearly Augusta, MO Plein Air Events, Door County Plein Air Festivals, Door County, WI, Fairfield, IL Plein Air Paint Outs, Bluff Strokes Plein Air, Dubuque, IA, OPA Plein Air Paints in Marceline, MO, and Stems Plein Air Paints, Overland Park, KS. She is an active member of the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society painting regularly in their Paint Outs and the special events. Teddy is represented by Got Art Gallery, Lee’s Summit, MO, and Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, MO.
When she is not painting, Teddy teaches classes and workshops and encourages others to get involved in the art community. She also volunteers her time to several art organizations, and a part of multiple professional organizations:
Signature Member of Missouri Valley Impressionist Society
Chair of the Board of Summit Art
Member of National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society
Member of American Impressionist Society
Member of Blue Springs Art League