In January of 2018, I had the opportunity to move to a light-filled and airy dream studio located inside of Art & Light Gallery in Greenville, South Carolina. Art & Light is owned and operated by the inspiring Teresa Roche. Teresa is not only doing so much for the art community here but she is doing so much for me! I am so excited to announce that a limited amount of my work will now be represented by the gallery.
We recently sat down with Teresa for a lil' Q & A to give you more insight into the world of a creative mover & shaker. Follow along on their Instagram to be instantly inspired by this magical place.
Q & A
How would you describe Art & Light Gallery?
We’ve been in business 12 years and we started out in the Village of West Greenville in the Flatiron building. We have three studios here and it really works well. I started with about 5 artists and now I have 19, and Dorothy is one of them.
Can you tell us a lil’ bit about yourself?
I was a dance major. Dance and theatre went hand in hand. I was into painting sets in college, so I worked with artists. One day, it struck me that I really wanted there to be a gallery in Greenville, my hometown, where anyone could buy a piece of art.
What is your favorite place to grab lunch in town?
My favorite place to grab lunch is GB&D (Golden Brown and Delicious).
What is your favorite coffee place?
The Village Grind, next door to GB and D, two blocks down the street. It’s just got so much character.
What is the next upcoming show at Art & Light?
We have a show opening with Annie Koelle called "Flight with a Tether." Her look is very different. It’s classic oil painting with a little twist to it. We also have a Japanese printmaker in April doing her second show.
What is your favorite music to listen to while you paint?
I like Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Those are the two things I really crank loudly. Sometimes country depending on the day.
What is the current book on your nightstand?
Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders. It’s sort of falls into the self-improvement category, but if my favorite book I have ever read.