Painting is a way for me to explore the natural world with its variable moods and endless mysteries. Pastel is the ideal medium – spontaneous, tactile, intuitive. While painting I enter into a timeless place of beauty and peace.

Teresa Ruzzo is a California artist who paints what she loves, the landscape, both on location and in the studio. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, her desire to paint was kindled during an eight year stay in the high desert of Northwestern New Mexico. Returning to the Bay Area in the early nineties, she enrolled in a drawing class offered by a local art school, was turned loose with a box of pastels and has never looked back! Teresa's landscapes are in private collections in the United States and Europe.

Artists who influence her work include Marion Wachtel, George Inness, Richard Mayhew, Georgia O'Keeffe, Richard McKinley.


Selected Exhibits and Awards

 

2017

Terrain, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016

Featured Artist, Viewpoints Gallery, Los Altos, CA

Terrain, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Allied Artists West Group Exhibit, Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

2015

tiny, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Pastel Society of the West Coast, PASTELS USA, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
Recipient of the Heilman Designs Award for 'Afternoon Light'

2014

Society of Western Artists Annual Show, Redwood City, CA
Second Place for ‘Spring Fever’

Society of Western Artists, Redwood City, CA
First Place for ‘Beach Bluffs’

2013

Triton Museum of Art Statewide Painting Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA

Silicon Valley Open Studios, Los Gatos, CA

2012

Small Works, Society of Western Artists Juried Show, Redwood City, CA
Awarded second place for ‘Big Sur Oak’ 

Allied Artists West Main Street Café and Books Show, Los Altos, CA

Solo Exhibit, Viewpoints Gallery, Los Altos, CA

2011

Los Gatos Art Association Member Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA   
Awarded second place, dry media, for ‘Big Sur’

Society of Western Artists Annual Juried Show, Redwood City, CA

Landscape and Still Life, Main Street Café and Books, Los Altos, CA

2010

Pastels Plein Air, Allegro Framing and Art, Woodside, CA

Society of Western Artists Juried Show, Redwood City, CA
Awarded 'People’s Choice' for ‘November Sunset’

Etch, Sketch, Stroke, Art Museum of Los Gatos, CA