Teri Nye - Teri
  • Teri Nye

I've been observing nature as long as I can remember—had my first collection of amphibians at age 3 and completed the drawing shown here, "bird in tree" (ballpoint pen with crayon on newsprint), when I was five. Years later (age 10) I wrote and illustrated my first book—Roadside Weeds (of the road I lived on in Virginia). It was a limited edition, that is, one. Around this time I started taking photos with a little 110 camera. I eventually got a Yashica rangefinder camera, then on my 15th birthday, my first 35 mm SLR camera arrived. I've been torn between the camera and the sketchbook ever since.

Since 2000, I've made my home in Georgia where I can either be found in the garden or my studio, watching birds, drawing, shooting photos and otherwise finding inspiration for the work you see on these pages.

<span style="color:#555555">I've been recording nature ever since I can remember. I had my first collection of amphibians at age 3. The drawing shown here "bird in tree" (ballpoint with crayon on newsprint) was completed when I was 5, at which time I was also collecting all sorts of arthropods. At age 10, I wrote and illustrated my first book about roadside weeds of Virginia. It was a limited edition, that is, one. It was around this time that I started taking photos with a little 110 camera, then on my 15th birthday, my first 35mm camera arrived and another world opened up. I've been torn between the camera and the sketchbook ever since.</span>
<span style="color:#555555">As a grown-up, I continued to draw, take photographs, and be fascinated by nature. I started out working as a graphic designer while completing degrees in botany and then landscape architecture. I love to travel and do so as often as possible. Since 2000, the deep South has been my home where, in between travels, I teach about plants and nature, wander around finding interesting things to draw, make gardens, write and take photos.  I do those things when I travel too. Each of these experiences provides inspiration for the photographs and drawings that you see on these pages.</span>

Education
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia
Bachelor of Science (botany), James Madison University

Exhibits
2013 – Passages, Leo Castelli Gallery, Brenau University
2012 – Fragments and Panoramas of Volterra, Sala Docciola, Volterra, Italy

Recent Projects
2015 – Pollinator Poster design & illustration, Pollinator Partnership
2015 – Garden of Eden Ball, invitation design & illustration, Atlanta Botanical Garden

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