Teri McCans

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Teri McCans lives and creates in Denver, CO.

Teri draws significant inspiration from her two overseas combat tours in Iraq, previous service as a firefighter, and her current role in law enforcement. These experiences give her a unique perspective on the world and affect her work profoundly.

Teri transforms her interpretations into a visual language that is accessible yet befitting the world’s complexity. Her work explores themes of conflict and the ideas of stability vs. fragility, strength vs. weakness, and male vs. female. Although her work is influenced from personal narrative, her use of color, shape, and form is universal and recognizable.

Teri translates her personal response to conflict through a meticulous control of color, a clean aesthetic, and a deliberate use of negative space.

Teri uses a variety of media, but gravitates towards watercolor. Because of its calming and near-medicinal characteristics, it serves as a counterpoint to these themes. My presentation acknowledges the beauty that surrounds these conflicts and makes the work accessible.

Teri hopes to elaborate on her experiences and continues to explore how environments impact and shape people.

Rising from the Ashes
Rising from the Ashes
  • 18 x 14 in
The Pioneer
The Pioneer
  • 18 x 14 in
Unfolding Vision of Evolving Echo Compression Part 2
Unfolding Vision of Evolving Echo Compression Part 2
  • 18 x 14 in
On a Cloudy Day You Can See the Weather
On a Cloudy Day You Can See the Weather
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  • 18 x 14 in
Sinking Beneath the Sky
Sinking Beneath the Sky
  • 24 x 18 in
The Only Real Luxury is Time
The Only Real Luxury is Time
  • 24 x 18 in
A Weight Too Heavy to Hold
A Weight Too Heavy to Hold
  • 24 x 18 in
It's Better to Light a Single Candle Than to Curse the Darkness
It's Better to Light a Single Candle Than to Curse the Darkness
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  • 24 x 36 in
The Fire Inside Me Burns Brighter Than the Fire Around Me
The Fire Inside Me Burns Brighter Than the Fire Around Me
  • 24 x 36 in
The Wind is Always At Her Back
The Wind is Always At Her Back
  • 24 x 18 in