The artist known as T. L. Staley – is a Houston based artist, was born in Australia and grew up in the Katy area. Teresa always grew up around art. Her father, Roy Staley, has always been an inspiration to Teresa, as her father was always painting beautiful landscapes and owned a sculpture business for some time. Teresa has a degree from The Art Institute of Houston, graduating with honors with a degree in Visual Communications.
At 15 years of age, while still in high school, was the protégé to a well-known fine artist in the Houston area learning about the business of fine art and murals then later progressed to the position as an art director.
Teresa has many years of experience as a fine artist, faux finisher and muralist. She has been commissioned to paint many works for her clients doing different subject matter such as abstracts, pet portraits, landscapes, murals on canvas and mixed media art. TL Staley has worked for different design firms and artists in the Houston area and has vast experience working alongside interior designers, builders, realtors, and architects. She has handled large-scale projects both commercial and residential. Currently, TL Staley owns her business Murals & Faux By Design for 20+ years. Teresa is involved in many art shows displaying her fine art in the Houston area and collaborating with other artists. Following her education and working career, she has traveled extensively throughout America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Teresa has also done many art projects abroad.
“I find inspiration for my art in my travels; I get immersed in other cultures with all of the colors, unique designs, architecture, interesting faces and personalities of the people from other lands.”
“My art is continually evolving found through life’s experiences, observations, and experimentation with many different mediums. My greatest joy is to paint, draw, design and create in many different forms without limits. My life’s work has been in the arts; this is what I know and love best.