Title: Artists, Educator
Location: Orchid, Florida, United States
Teryl Townsend-Viner, Freelance Teacher and Painter, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in arts education.
With more than 15 years of professional experience, Ms. Townsend-Viner served as a freelance teacher in Nantucket, MA and Houston, TX from 1974 to 1988. In addition to her primary roles, she was a freelance painter. A designer of book covers, she has participated in one-woman shows at Betty Barker Gallery and in group shows at Veerhoff Gallery, James Hunt Barker Gallery, and Gregory Gallery. She became involved in her profession because she was literally struck by lightning in her late 20s and decided to follow the arts rather than physics. She does believe the two of them are closely related.
Ms. Townsend-Viner began her career as a student, completing coursework with Robert E. Wood, Edward Betts, Millard Sheets, and Chen Chi in 1971. She continued her studies under Edgar Whitney from 1971 to 1973 and Carl Molno from 1971 to 1974. She later completed coursework with Glen Bradshaw from 1980 to 1985.
Ms. Townsend started her career as a physics and mathematics major, but eventually decided to take some art lessons to follow her passion. She enjoyed a long career as an artist. After the September 11th, 2001 attacks, she was inspired to give back and since then has donated all of her art work to charities. A respected voice in her areas of interest, Ms. Townsend-Viner has been an active leader in her community. She is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society. She has also been affiliated with the Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Nantucket Artists Association. Ms. Townsend-Viner has received awards for her work including from the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, the Art League Houston, the Houston Watercolor Society, the Nantucket Artists Association and the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society among many others.
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