Just before the sun sets on the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina is Teri Leigh Teed’s favorite time of day to create photographic memories. As the skies and the scenery shift to softer and darker hues, she cajoles the camera to paint the subtle and lyrical qualities of Nature’s canvas.
The Appalachian mountains are the second oldest mountain range on Earth, and their ancient beauty called the artist “home” in the summer of 2015 to a place she visited often during her childhood. Now based near Sylva, North Carolina, in the time-honored traditions followed by artists of this region, she continues adding to her growing and evolving repertoire of inspirational fine art photography, stories, poetry and songs.
Teri Leigh Teed’s photographs capture her reverence for nature, celebrate the change of seasons, and pay homage to the breathtaking vistas that are unique to her region. In both color and black and white she transports viewers to positive, contemplative and calming places that transcend the physical realm.
Teri says of her art: “Photography gives me a glimpse into the magical world of Nature, and helps me to bring the beauty and mystery of the Divine to the viewer. Walking through the Nantahala Forest or driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway or back roads in western North Carolina where I call home, lifts my spirit and reminds me daily of the great miracle of life. My intent is that these snapshots in time bring comfort, peace and joy to all who see them.”
A graduate of Sotheby’s Institute, London, Teri received her M.A. Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors from the University of Buckingham, England and was employed by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Her artwork has been exhibited in many juried shows including Piccolo Spoleto International and she is a recipient of Awards of Excellence in Manhattan Arts International curated exhibitions. Her photographs have been featured in many publications including LensCulture.com and BlueRidgeParkwayDaily.com.
She is a member of the curated online galleries of the New York based Manhattan Arts International and The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS, and the North Carolina Artists Council.