Teresa Lawton lives and works from her studio between Dorchester & Weymouth. She was born in Poole, Dorset. She studied at Bournemouth college of Art and went on to receive a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art from Winchester in 1994. She lectured part time at The Arts Institute, Bournemouth University from 1998 to 2004.
She has lived and worked in Greece, moving back to her native Dorset in 1982. She has traveled extensively & has a son who is an actor. Painting is her full time occupation.
In 1994 after graduating she took a studio in the historic village of Corfe Castle. In this idyllic setting by the side of the old railway station she set about establishing herself as a painter. Until recently she lived in a cottage in a remote area near Studland at the edge of Poole Harbour. Purbeck was very much her home for ten years before re locating to Dorchester. The Dorset coast is an important influence on her paintings.