Who am I ?

My name is Teresa Bui, the artist behind TeresaB_art.  I am a self-taught painter, and watercolor is the main medium used in most of my artworks.


Where am I  based in ?

I’m currently based in San Jose, California.  Moving from Vancouver (aka “rain city”), I’m more than grateful for the blessing weather that California offers.

How did I get into watercolor in the first place ? 

Good question!  First, a bit about my background.  I never went to art school, or attend any art-related courses.  I was working a typical 9-5 job since college graduation.  Until March of 2020, that’s when I moved from Vancouver to California to reunite with my husband.  Moving to a new place during the pandemic, with most of the world under lockdown was hard and challenging.

Here comes the silver lining: time became my best friend ever.  I thought this was the best time for me to start a new hobby.  YouTube got my back, it happened to recommend me couples of watercolor tutorial videos for some reason.  I clicked, watched and got hooked.  One after another, sometimes I just spent hours only watching a bunch of watercolor videos.

One day I came straight to Daiso, grabbing a sketchbook, a set of painting brushes and watercolor tubes which cost me around 10 bucks in total. From that day, I started painting by learning from other artists on YouTube, taking classes on Skillshare and reading art books.  That’s pretty much how I started my watercolor journey.

My very first watercolor painting- done by following "Draw with Shiba's tutorial."
Little cozy art studio corner in my appartment

Tell us more about your website

Of course. TeresaBui.com is a little cozy home which I use to document my art journey, and a place for me to put out more beautiful things into the world. Here’s what you can get:

  •  Easy, quick watercolor tutorials for beginners ( If you are looking for a hobby, this is a great place to start )
  • Tips and tricks to help you get better with your painting skill
  • See a ton of behind the scene of my small art business.
  • Art gallery is where you can check out all of my artworks.

Alright, that’s enough about me. Before letting you go exploring, I just want to say thank you so much for stopping by. I hope my content will benefit you in your creative journey, and my artworks will brighten up your days !

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