Teri Mclaren

I have been in love with the visual world ever since I gained my eyesight at age 9. I was born legally blind and it wasn’t until my school discovered the problem that I finally saw things clearly. Creating representations of it that were as exciting and stimulating as seeing things for the first time ever became an obsession. I began my career in art in New York City, achieving a degree in Art and Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology. I worked as a junior sportswear designer weekdays, furthering my education in art at The Arts Students League of Manhattan and selling paintings in Greenwich Village on the weekends. I then discovered skiing and it was all “downhill” from there! Earning a level three, fully certified ski education certification, I have incorporated those teaching skills into the way I teach art. “If it’s not fun, you’re not learning!” In love with nature and human nature as well, I also earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. This has afforded me an ability to combine my art background with service to the community. I currently own The Local Galleria in Driggs, Idaho which is home to not only my art but over 50 local artists’ works and host classes six days per week.