Theresa Comstock

Theresa Comstock was involved with grassroots politics in Dallas and Houston, Texas. Combined with experience of life in the Napa Valley, Theresa’s paintings reflect complexity and beauty.

Trained in Houston in the processes of the old masters (by the late Master Painter, Efim Frumin), layers of work begin with a charcoal sketch, an under-painting with milk-based paint, gelatin, followed by oil paints. The layers combined creates very colorful questions.

The question that she inevitably wondered while painting these flowers was: “Did I impose human qualities, or were they already there?” Aside from the enlarged physical details that can make a girl blush, other human traits and gestures emerge — proud, lecturing, flamboyant, demure, companionable, soft. Sometimes the flowers just seem to wiggle with delight.