I am fortunate to be in a phase of life where I paint almost every day. I get to
spend my time painting my thoughts, my discoveries and my stories. This is a
completely enriching experience where I intensely feel a full range of emotions. It
is good work, with continual rewards of exhilaration and a feeling of being deeply human.
As an artist, I have been described by a variety of labels; Intuitive Transformative, Psychedelic, Visionary and more. They all hint at the fact that I am fascinated by my inner landscape.
I feel my work is as much process as product. I follow the threads of the conscious, subconscious and super conscious. My work often starts
with visions from meditations and dreams. As I paint I feel I am tuning in to a story; internal connections are made and ideas are explored.
The painting is a reflection of this exploration. The main gift is in the creation but the bonus is when others recognize some of their own story, spending time contemplating the image and finding threads to follow and explore. I am thankful to those who give it a second look.
-Graduated from University of Calgary with a B.Ed in art Education. (Printmaking
Major) in 1972
-Studied sculpture at Belles Artes is San Miguel, Mexico. In 72-73
-Continued education with art courses at University of Victoria and Emily Carr
Institute of Art. 1990 to 1995.
-Taught art at Crawford Bay School for 25 years.
-Taught a series of Adult courses on Intuitive Painting in Canada and Mexico
-Numerous exhibitions and shows in Western Canada.
-works selected for various exhibitions.
-This November selected for the LeoniArt Visionary Art show in Genova Italy.
Ted Wallace is an artist and retired art teacher living on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia, Canada For 25 years Ted taught high school art at Crawford Bay school. He taught part time; eventually teaching one semester and then spent about 6 months each year working in his studio.
Since his retirement he spends 3 or 4 months painting in Mexico, indulging in the
colors, stories and energies of that land. The rest of the year he works in his studio
on the East shore of Kootenay Lake; soaking up and reflecting the culture and the
wild forces of the animals and landscape.