About Teri McCansTeri McCans was born in New Jersey and now lives and creates in Colorado. McCans received her BFA at the College of New Jersey. Her work has been represented by Agora Gallery in Chelsea, New York; SOMI Gallery in Flemington, New Jersey; and Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal; and has been featured in the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco and the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, California.
Sources of Creative Inspiration
Teri draws significant inspiration from her two overseas combat tours in Iraq, service as a firefighter, and ongoing service as a police officer. 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. She finds immense joy when her work connects to those not accustomed to the world of Art. Although her work is influenced from personal narrative; her use of color, shape, and form is universal and recognizable.Her early work reflected her upbringing in one of New Jersey’s oft-ignored rural areas. Now living in Colorado, and strongly influenced by the landscape, she continues to examine the effect of nature on human emotion with the sensibility of one who has seen the destructive inverse of this relationship. An avid world-traveler, her style continues to evolve as she derives inspiration from the many cultures she encounters. Teri hopes to elaborate on her experiences and continues to explore how environments impact and shape people.