'I hope my art can create a chuckle, ease a heavy heart, and bring people’s gaze to our Creator.' – Angelina G. Tereshchenko
Angelina’s fascination for art began as a little girl when her father gave her a notepad and pen during their trip to Italy to keep her from being bored. Not being able to read or write yet, she filled it up with drawings – drawings of her surroundings and her emotions at those moments. She became absorbed in studying the things around her and recording them, and those around her have noticed her unusual ability to stay focused for up to many hours at a time to work in the details. After that trip, she says, “Art soon became my diary – and my way of life.”
Angelina is a self-taught young artist. Her worldwide travels are evident in both the realistic and fantasy design-like styles that she works in.
'Painting for me is a healing process and a way I worship. I feel as though God is the master painter and I - the paintbrush. He's painting my life story - adding bits of detail here and there, and putting remarkable dabs of color on my canvas. Soon the image comes into sharper focus - and with time my life mission comes into view. My mistakes are painted over when I give my Master the control. And those grueling long hours of pain and frustration were necessary in order to be turned into a beautiful painting called Virtue.'