We are so excited to announce Teryn Elizabeth Means as the new artist being featured in Lula Balou.
Last week at our Sip, Snack, and Shop Soirée we got the chance to unveil her pieces and talk with Teryn!
Q: What in your life inspires the work you create?
A: "I really enjoy the process of turning the most seemingly insignificant, fleeting moment into something tangible and lasting. I'm motivated by the colors and textures of coastal Carolina but also draw inspiration from experiences gained through travel. I strive to capture these feelings on canvas to share with others."
Q: How did you get into painting? Do you have any formal instruction or are you self taught?
: "I was really fortunate to go to a high school with a strong arts program. That's where my passion for experimentation stems from – having the opportunity to work with silks, gold leaf, clay and so much more for 90 minutes out of the day for four years straight was a true gift that hasn't been taken for granted.
From there, I went to N.C. State where I majored in something much more "practical" – whatever that means (Business Administration: Marketing). I minored in Arts Entrepreneurship/Design and have continued painting and growing my "side hustle" time in the studio ever since."
Q: Which one of these paintings is your favorite? Why?
: "I know I'm not supposed to pick favorites but "Pool" is up there. It's inspired by the small and large tidal pools that shift along the Atlantic Coast. I grew up spending many weekends in what used to be, and still is in many ways, the small fisherman's community of Salter Path. Thinking back to this place and all of the memories I've shared there instantly warms me and sparks a new reason to continue making, creating and playing."
Stop by Lula Balou in New Bern to check out all of Teryn's latest pieces and pick one up for yourself!