Theresa Stabb was born and brought up in Bethnal Green, East London.
Having always wanted to study art, she took a Foundation course and moved on to a degree in Fashion Design which she eventually discontinued.
After working for some years, Theresa returned to education and gained a Degree and Masters in Philosophy with a focus on Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Aesthetics. She was awarded several scholarships for outstanding academic achievement.
She moved to the Brecon Beacons in Wales in 2007, where she is currently based.
After a break of over 20 years in which she did no drawing or painting, Theresa returned to art in 2012 to study part-time with Lucy Corbett at The Welsh Academy of Art. The WAA it is one of only four institutions in the UK, and the first of its kind in Wales, to teach the sight-size method of drawing and painting as practised by the Old Masters.
Theresa works in both charcoal and oils. She also enjoys writing, music and film, organises events and leads philosophy discussion sessions at the WAA, and keeps three Scottish Deerhounds.
2017 Brecon Women’s Festival
2015 The Oriel Crickhowell
2015 Welsh Academy of Art
2014 Brecon Women’s Festival
2014 The Pierhead, National Assembly for Wales (opened by Assembly member Nick Ramsay)
2014 Welsh Academy of Art
2013 Welsh Academy of Art
2012 The Usk Studio