Teesa Christie is a self-taught watercolour artist who lives and works in Port Moody, BC. She is mixed-race, of Japanese-Canadian descent, and is inspired by the expressiveness and simplicity of Japanese art.
Growing up surrounded by nature, Teesa has developed a deep love of the natural world. She loves painting the flora and fauna of Vancouver, BC as part of her mission to educate people about the species that live here and to encourage their conservation.
Teesa is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Port Moody Art Association and Art Focus.
I think encounters with wildlife and nature are a magical experience, and I try to bring that same magic into my art. Working from my photos and observations, I build up each painting with numerous glazes, starting with colourful, loose washes, and gradually building up the detail. My realistic paintings allow people to see all the amazing details in wild animals and birds.