Theresa Poulton

Theresa Poulton was born in Everton, United Kingdom, 1963, she lives and works in the North East of England.

Theresa is a hard-edged, abstract, geometric painter making illusory environments of contrasting colour and distorted perspectives. She exaggerates the sense of depth and space by use of line, shape and form.

Theresa makes polychromatic paintings that sit within the traditions of canvas painting and painting in the expanded field.

Her academic studies began in 2007, with an Access to Art and Design course, at Stockton Riverside College.

She continued her Fine Art education at University of Sunderland and was awarded a First Class BA Hons in 2011.

Theresa gained a MFA at Newcastle University, in 2013.

In 2014 Theresa taught students at the Shiv Nadar University, New Delhi and at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, India.

She also delivered a one-day art workshop to village children from the Howrah District, West Bengal.

In 2016 Theresa worked with Ethnomusicologists from Durham University's Music Department and GemArts on her first collaborative project titled Khyal: Music and Imagination.

She was commissioned to make work to be exhibited in three group shows, the first of these in November 2016 at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, the second at the New Walk Gallery in Leicester from July to November 2017 and finally in January 2018 at The Oriental Museum, Durham.

Theresa's Khyal paintings are now part of Durham University's private art collection, she also has paintings in Newcastle University's Business School's private collection. Theresa also has work in private collections in the UK and abroad.

Theresa delivers participatory art workshops, touching on many art disciplines, to community groups, schools, colleges and universities throughout the North East of England.

Theresa is developing text based painting workshops for Arabic speaking, Syrian and Sudanese refugees, currently living in the North East of England. The word Wahda, Arabic for unity, is the basis for this cross cultural workshop which is an area of great personal interest for Theresa. She is researching and painting a new series of text based based works as a result.

Theresa has a studio within the artist led NewBridge Project in Newcastle upon Tyne, she is also on the commttee of the Practice Makes Practice steering group, an initiative within the project.