Theresa Brekan Launches our Artist Series
Our series at Central United Methodist Church will feature local and regional artists beginning with Theresa Brekan of Pasadena, CA.
Theresa Brekan has been an artist for most
of her life. Growing up in Van Nuys, CA,
her passion began during elementary
school where her paintings and drawings
received numerous awards. During high
school she moved to Tempe, Arizona,
where she painted large scale cotton and
linen backdrops for Alleluia Ballet, as well
as scenic work for her school theater
productions. She displayed artwork at the
Arizona State Fair, Tempe Sister Cities, the
Alwun House “Swirling Daze” and other local shows.
her education as a Fine Art Major at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, with a focus on painting. Taking time to see the world, Theresa traveled to Prague, where she spent time sketching, painting, and sight- seeing. Theresa returned to Arizona, and while raising a family, developed her skills in graphic art and layout design. She volunteered at Camp Gan Israel East Valley summer camp teaching and developing the weekly art program for five years. She recently moved to Pasadena, CA where she continues to pursue her love of art. She works as a free lance graphic and layout design artist, paints as a scenic for the film industry, and recently published her first children’s book of illustrations, Scarlett’s Journey Home. Theresa loves making time outside of the studio to experience nature, drink coffee, and take walks along the beach with her husband, Ralph, and their five children.