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About Therese Misner

I'M Therese Misner

Abstract Artist and creator of Ted and His Bird Friends®

I believe art touches my soul every day. Throughout my journey living as a professional studio artist, I am consistently humbled and appreciate the perspective I’m able to share through my artwork. 

Like many artists, my creative curiosity developed from a young age. As we grow older, responsibilities and the chaos of life creep in and I started with a career as a financial planner. Sharing my energy between these two worlds is difficult but proved to foster valuable skills. 

Being a continual learner is very important to me. Being a self-taught artist, I have studied and worked for over twenty years creating my own style and standards for creating home decor. Each piece is a personal journey and I love discovering where my imagination takes me.

Having an MBA and business degree in marketing, I found I enjoy the business side of marketing myself as a professional artist. The challenges and energy involved in commissioned work, building relationships with collectors, and discovering the joy in my creative process are invigorating. 

I am humbled daily to be able to create for others, and so appreciative of all my collectors. My work has won several awards at national shows and has been collected across the U.S. and in six countries. Original works and prints are available online, at gallery shows, and at my home gallery located within my very eclectic Century Farm in Oregon.

My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.

Ted and His Bird Friends®

Ted and His Bird Friends® is a bright and inspirational cartoon series I love to share. 

The series was created in 2016 during preparation for a solo show. Working on a group of new pieces, I added a fun little yellow bird, and decided to call him Ted. It was purely a one-time thing, so I thought. At the show, I listened to strangers say, I only want the piece with the bird, and so Ted was a hit. More of his friends started showing up, including the very popular Shari, a little sweet and very pink bird. Ted roams around, having adventures of all sorts and meeting new friends. 

I frequently get special request for Ted and Shari and love making them for my followers. Who knows what Ted will be up to next!

"Ted and His Bird Friends®" is a whimsical and amusing series featuring a sweet little innocent bird and his bird friends. They really love flowers and the simple everyday things we sometimes miss. My goal with these pieces is to add happiness and a little fun to our crazy world. 

I hope they make you smile! ~~ Therese

What you put on your wall matters.

Golden Neutrals - New Series

Working in a series keeps my brain focused. There are usually 3 - 5 pieces in process in my studio and I bounce around with ideas for each. I also have a very short attention span and hate waiting for paint to dry. When several pieces are created at the same time, I feel they are more cohesive. Feelings do affect how you paint, and I believe your energy comes through in your art. 

My portfolio consists of abstract works and of course, the Ted and His Bird Friends® series. These are two very different mind sets and I usually work on them in groups devoting a specific timeframe to each. 

The golden neutrals series is what I would consider more serious, and hopefully, elegant home decor. Working in a few colors, gold, bronze, blue, and adding black and white, I can create a broad palette that works beautifully together. Creating rich shimmer tones and patinas, give the pieces an antiqued look. See more of my new collection in the Golden Neutrals section of my shop. 

Thank you!

Recent Shows and Publications

Published HOUSE & GARDEN UK 2021 Art Section

"Crow Show" San Diego 2023 

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Published in Artstonish Magazine 2022 " Finding Your Way" 2022

2017 BEST OF SHOW - The Crow Show, The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA 

 2016 BEST OF SHOW - In the Neighborhood, Laguna Beach, CA 

 2014 SALEM ARTS BUILDING AWARD - Something Red Show, Salem, OR 

 2014 JUROR’S AWARD - Black White Grey Show, Keizer Art Association, Keizer, OR 

 2014 HONORARY MENTION – Tick Tock Show, Red Raven Gallery, Salem, OR 

 2013 STATESMAN JOURNAL AWARD – Something Red Show, Salem, OR 

 2013 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Salem Salon Upcycle Show, Salem Art Assoc., Salem, OR

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