Ted's paintings have been published in AMERICAN ARTIST magazine, The Best of America Watercolor Artists, the annual best of watercolor SPLASH 11, and SPLASH 16, as well as other national publications.
His love of drawing began when he could hold a crayon. A yellow-green one he remembers distinctly. Not only did it have a pleasing color, but he says it tasted pretty good too. Even as a child, Ted's enjoyment of nature’s beauty was never ending. The intricacy and hues of colors, patterns, light and shadow has always fascinated him.
In 2001, Ted was fortunate to travel to Paris and Vienna. Up to then he had only drawn with pen and ink, but had not ventured into painting. Inspired in Vienna by a beautiful outdoor flower shop, he shot a blurry photo and decided to try his hand at painting. Pouring over art books upon returning, he decided to give watercolor a go. Ted says, "It was love at first stroke and it has been a love affair ever since." After a few years of experimenting and growing as an artist, he started entering art exhibitions. Encouraged by winning several awards, he then decided it was time to try the art fair circuit. He also began teaching watercolor workshops.
In 2008 Ted expanded into oils, and has enjoyed the challenges they bring. He gets a deep satisfaction painting pet portraits in oil, especially those fur babies that have passed away. "It's an honor to create such a treasured keepsake. I'm currently painting a series of wildlife paintings, and look forward to the time spent in nature capturing the photos I use for reference. It's all about light and shadows, and I love the challenge of finding new ways to show the beauty of God's creatures."
Ted feels blessed to do what he enjoys, is grateful for the many wonderful folks he's encountered on this journey, and looks forward to the many paintings the future holds.