Teresa Bradley-Barlis is a representational artist who specializes in watercolor, oil painting and print making. She was born into an artistic family surrounded by creativity. Her mother was a knitwear designer for Vogue Knitting magazine and her grandfather, Charles Benjamin Bradley was an art professor and first chairman of the art department at Buffalo State Teachers College (SUNY College at Buffalo.)
After graduating from the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa. she worked for fifteen years as a fashion illustrator for department stores in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. While living in Buffalo she took art courses at the University of Buffalo. She earned her M.B.A. in marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1988 and worked at R.I.T. in various capacities including college viewbook design and program marketing. During her career at R.I.T. she took advantage of the print making classes to learn etching. Teri has studued and painted with Mel Stabin, David Lussier and Dick Kane. Her early mentors include Robert Merrill, Bob Blair, Hugh Laidman and of course her grandfather, Charles B. Bradley.
Since 2001 she has focused her energy on painting in watercolor and in oil paints. She is a member and past president of the Penfield Art Association and she is a member of the Rochester Art Club and the Niagra Frontier Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been juried into the Impact Artists' Gallery's National Womens Exhibit in Buffalo, New York, the Rochester Art Club, and the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Collaborative Show in 2006. Her paintings are included in corporate collections, the docent's lounge at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, and in private collections nationwide.
Teri has done watercolor demonstrations for the Penfield Art Association and the Lakeville Art Club and occasionally works as an art show judge. Her daughters, Rebecca Hoyen and Stefanie Lincoln, and her four grandsons fill her retirement with joy. She and her husband live on the Erie Canal in Fairport where she has a studio view of an endless procession of canal boats. Teri and her husband Glenn enjoy traveling the world.
Teresa Bradley Barlis painter
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