Life In Texas Collection

Life in TXTexas is my home state, I was born and raised here. I left home after graduating high school and went out to the west coast to attend college. I didn’t return until my husband (also a native Texan) retired from the Navy in 2006. During my lifetime I’ve had the opportunity of living in many different places. Now that we’re back in Texas to stay, I’ve been doing a series of paintings which depict what life is like here for me. This will be an ongoing series. Texas is such a large and diverse state, it has a lot to offer when it comes to subject matter to compose a painting from.

I’ll never run out of anything to paint because:

  • in springtime the bluebonnets line the roads as far as the eye can see.
  • the Gulf Coast is naturally gorgeous.
  • some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world happen in Texas.
  • fall brings out an amazing array of colors.
  • the twisted ribbons of rivers provide an endless source beauty.
  • the beautiful explosion of stars in the night sky is something to behold.
  • the land is open and free.
  • few places have as rich, storied, and proud history as the Lone Star State.
  • there are real cowboys and cattle in Texas.

And that’s just to mention but a few.


still life with tractor tireStill Life with Tractor Tire
Still Life by Teresa Bernard
12″ w x 16″ h
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Covered Wagon On The PrairieCovered Wagon On The Prairie
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ w x 16″h
Oils on stretched canvas

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western sunset oil paintingCowboy Sunset
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
24″ w x 18″ h
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Hay bales oil on canvasLife in Texas — Round Hay Bales
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
16″ w x 20″ h
Oils on stretched canvas

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TX Horned Toad Lizard PaintingThe Texas Horned Lizard (a.k.a. Horny Toad)
TX Wildlife by Teresa Bernard
6″ w x 6″ h
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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longhorn cow oil paintingTexas Longhorn in the Meadow
Wildlife Art by Teresa Bernard
20″ w x 16″ h
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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barn canvas artTexas Flag Barn
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ w x 16″ h
Oils on gallery wrap stretched canvas

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Austin TX sunsetSunset Over Texas
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
12″ w x 9″ w
Oils on canvas panel board

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More About Teresa

Royce G Phillips
Royce G. Phillips

Teresa Bernard is a native Texan, born and raised in west Texas. She began painting at an early age under the instruction of her father Royce G. Phillips, a professional artist. Her dad, now deceased, painted oil paintings and also taught art classes in their hometown and the surrounding communities. He taught Teresa the love of fine art by teaching her how to draw and paint. There aren’t many artists who come from a succession of artists in their family and Teresa is one among those with this particular distinction. After graduating high school, Teresa headed off to California where she continued her studies of the fine arts and also learn graphic design.

Teresa’s professional career, which spans over three decades, has been working as a graphic artist and web designer. After retirement she plans to devote most of her time painting and promoting her artwork.

Teresa loves many art styles, but realism is her favorite. She enjoys painting landscapes, seascapes, still life, florals, spaceart and wildlife, as well as portraits. Teresa doesn’t specialize in one particular genre as she loves the challenge of painting whatever inspires her at the time. Through the years she has created a name for herself as an accomplished painter. Her paintings have won various awards in juried art shows and, thanks to the Internet, have sold all across the U.S. and around the world.

In her life, Teresa has lived many places and each location has had a huge influence on her work. For instance, while living on the west coast, Teresa painted many coastal scenes and marine life. On the east coast she loved painting lighthouses. Now that she is back in her home state, she paints life as it is there.

Currently Teresa lives with her husband Robert on their horse ranch in a small east Texas community near Tyler.

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