After training as a painter, Teresa Lawler spent time as an art director and has worked across television
and theatre. This background has had a strong influence on the featured compositions, which stand out for their cinematic aesthetic. Filmic imagery is frequently referenced – from the depiction of modernist architectural structures to the use of deeply contrasting palettes and dramatic lighting. Stylised houses are inserted into fictitious landscapes, with cities occasionally glimpsed in the far distance. Work like The House in the Forest is shaped from an archive of references that has been collected by Lawler over a number of years.
Image Credit: Teresa Lawler, The House in the Forest, (2021). From The Distant City. Watercolour, gouache and ink on paper. 50cm x 50cm.