New England Folk Artist
Theresa Frappier Prokop
I have lived along the Connecticut coastline all my life. I love New England's four distinct seasons and the beauty they bring. In 2016 I became what is affectionately, (I hope), known as a “Snow Bird!” I work from home-based studios in East Lyme, CT and Sebastian FL.
I started painting as a child by reading instructional art books and trying different techniques. I am mostly self-taught and have developed my own technique and distinct style over the years. I love to travel and incorporate those sights, and my life's experiences into painted stories of landscapes, seascapes, and yesteryear paintings. I create stories of the Four Seasons and Whimsical Scenes of children, and families in playful settings. I mostly enjoy painting a softer and kinder side of Halloween, joyful Christmases, and the world as we wish it were. My main style is folk art, inspired by my imagination, faith, family, friends, and home life. I paint Fine Art, enjoy the challenge of Abstracts, and have developed a line of hand drawn all occasion cards under the name “Whimsical Doodles” and paint custom designs on clothing, handbags, or anything that won’t bite me.
I have taught adult decorative painting classes and have sold my paintings and painted furniture for over 30 years at Arts & Craft shows throughout New England. I have won Best of Show, 1st Place, Governor’s Choice, People’s Choice, and Best Booth display. My most recent awards are the Judge’s Choice Award at the 2017 Beauty of the Lagoon Show in Sebastian Florida, First Place in Acrylics at the “Art in the Park” show in Sebastian, a First-Place award at the 2018 Decorative Painting Convention in Daytona, Florida, and recently 3rd Place in the “In her Image Show” at the Elliott Museum in Stuart FL.
My art is displayed in the “Marietta Museum of Whimsy” in Sarasota, FL, The Sebastian River Art Club gallery, the Sebastian Chamber of Commerce, Eau Gallie Gallery in Eau Gallie FL., King Center in Melbourne FL., DecoArt Gallery (on-line), and in businesses and homes all over the world.
My designs are published in painting magazines such as Painting World, the Pixelated Palette e zine, Decorative Painting e zine, the Artist Club, Sharon Chinn’s “Decorative Painting Store” and in her books of “Warm Memories - Spring and Summer Collections”. I have a newly released decorative painting book published by Dynasty designers called “Painted Creations – Designs for All Seasons”, Vol 1.
I was fortunate to have met Bob Ross and take his “Joy of Painting” courses. I have been a certified Bob Ross Instructor since 1986. I am also a Grumbacher Instructor (Michael’s Craft Stores), an Ambassador and Designer for DecoArt, Dynasty Brushes.
I have 4 Instructional Videos on You Tube. A watercolor pencil design, 2 on acrylic painting and an introduction to Dynasty Brushes.
I am a member of, and teach at the Sebastian River Art Club, Vero Beach Art Club, and Baker Hall in Whispering Palms.
I am also a member of the Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce.
I sell my paintings, prints, patterns and cards at local art shows and through my website NewEnglandFolkArtist.Com. They are also available at the Decorative Painting Store, Cupboard Distributors, Viking Woodcrafts, Sebastian River Art Club, Eau Gallie Gallery in Eau Gallie, FL.
Printed reproductions of all my designs are available in several wall sizes, and on gifts such as greeting cards, cups, calendars, note pads, and some clothing. eMail me for available sizes & prices.
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