“As a painter, my roots are in the landscape and my source of inspiration derives from my travels, my photographs, and my imagination. I approach each painting as a possibility to formulate anew. William Blake once wrote: “To see a world in a grain of sand and ... to hold eternity in an hour”. These brief glimpses into eternity is what I feel we yearn for. My paintings, as a whole, reflect that simple tenet: time stilled - a quest to capture a glimpse of transient beauty embodied in the profound importance of the momentary and the fleeting. My oeuvre carries with it the simple and clear objective of holding for a moment that which cannot be held - the ephemeral experiences that make up a life. These small moments in time, whether representationally or abstractly demonstrated, are what stir my passion for painting.”
Teyjah is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists' and a published author. Her work is represented in private collections and offices in Quebec, British Columbia and the U.S. Her work is regularly featured in a variety of exhibitions.