Therese Knowles is a native of New Orleans Louisiana and has resided in Baton Rouge with her husband David Dunaway for many years now. Growing up around the Mid-City cemeteries, she found inspiration in the beauty of cemetery art. Her Grandfather was a stone cutter and created many of the angels that surround the tombs. This influence is still found in her art today. She graduated from LSU with a BFA concentrating in studio art for which she received a scholarship. Therese is an accomplished potter as well as a painter.
Her love of the various mediums and the endless possibilities of creativity lead her to become a teacher of art. Therese has taught internationally as well as here in the United States. She has been involved with art and pottery workshops. Therese’s paintings exhibit a reflective expression of life and people’s connection to one another, which she has seen in her life and her travels. The strength of her colors, both in paint and in clay, reflects the intensity of her feelings for others. Just like all people are one-of-a-kind, so is each piece of her work.
Artist statement: Bits and Pieces
“As long as I can remember, I had a need to take things that were broken and put them together to create a balanced composition. It is a need in all of us, in whatever we do, to find a sense of stability, order and harmony. “ T. Knowles
At home in the glass house… clay studio