Theresa would be the first to tell you that she doesn’t fit into a traditional role. A native of Providence RI and involved in the arts from an early age, she crafted her own education studying early 20th Century contemporary artists, and abstract expressionism. She also credits her many mentors for their time and encouragement.

A color expert and educator for a large manufacturing company, she advanced to the top of her career in marketing, education, and training. She staged and styled numerous photo shoots, large trade productions, and program development from NY to LA.

Theresa is the founder and former Art Director of Access to Art, a community based fine art program.   Ms. Girard is a nationally sought after facilitator of a variety of “workshops for creative people.”

Her painterly abstractions have been featured in several national publications including The Artist Magazine, Palette Magazine, Art Collector, Florida Design, Gulfshore Life, Elle Decor, and Architectural Digest.

Artist Statement

Defined and Obscured

My new work explores a difference in mood.

When approaching the canvas, I am unsure if the process will be heavily marked, textured, or quiet. I am not looking to reveal or conceal, to clarify or dissolve, I am searching for a presence of paint and a conflict in color, bold or perhaps subdued.

It takes time to search and allow the painting to dominate the interaction. Quiet frustration seeks a need to describe a moment, a feeling…


Icy Hot

Acrylic on Canvas 48″ x 48″


Acrylic on Canvas 44″ x 70″