Meet Our Artists
I am Terri Roberts, the owner of Art and Elixir. My passion for the arts began when I was a very young child and it remains deep in my heart. I have always seen the world from an aesthetic perspective. Creating through drawing and painting has been an outlet for personal expression at times when words were not enough.
Life is filled with ups and downs. I have my share of both and at those times art is my celebration and my escape, something to call my own, something that renews my confidence. It is my method to sustaining sanity, my source of healing and the center of my spirituality. I understand the value of art as a way to freely express emotions in a public yet often very personal way.
I believe that art should be an enlightening experience and that is why I decided to take my career to the place I have dreamed of since I was a child. Passion is what drives and motivates us. I want to share my passion for art with others who may not have discovered the artists within themselves.
Teaching has also been a passion of mine since I was young. I attended college at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Fine Arts. I was a classroom teacher and a teacher on special assignment, working with “at-risk” students. I have done volunteer work with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, teaching classes and coached children for a program called Destination Imagination and Odyssey of the Mind. I raised three girls, all of them artistic in many ways. I became an entrepreneur, owning a faux and decorative finishing business, and have also traveled as a national instructor for the faux industry. I also held a position as President of Northern Territory Artisans association.
I am following my aspirations and will continue to use my experiences and training to help others discover or rediscover theirs.
Cassie was born and raised in Duluth, MN. She received her Associate of Fine Arts from Lake Superior College, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota thanks to supportive family and friends. Painting, ceramics, drawing and occasionally glassblowing keep her busy and involved in the art community. She recently moved from Minneapolis. You can find Cassie at the Schmidt Artist Lofts in St. Paul working on her personal collection, hanging out with her newborn son, hula hooping, camping, fishing, at local music shows, or teaching with Art and Elixir!
The Vision for Art & Elixir
The inspiration to create Art & Elixir came from my desire to encourage even those who have never before painted on canvas to step out of their comfort zone with us. It allows our artists to utilize teaching and our art experience, as we guide others to create something beautiful – not only an art piece to display and enjoy, but more, a sense of pride for their newly discovered artist talent.
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