Ones to Watch: Teresa Franks

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Airbrush artist Teresa Franks is renowned for her messages of empowerment, conveyed through surrealist works on disparate mediums. These days, Teresa works with everything from airbrush to acrylic to illustration to create her ephemeral work, which usually takes women and animals as its subject matter, and which is always uplifting with its swirling, dreamlike washes of colour. In addition to her individual practice, Teresa also works with her sister, Sharen-Lee McLachlan (featured on the next page), as part of their 2 Sisters art studio. Their joint offering reinforces just how dextrous they are as artists, taking creativity off the canvas to further incorporate homewares and interior services.

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