Teresa and Ray Podeszwa bring a fresh and unique approach to American Folk Art, wherein creative expression is often driven by the character of the materials being used. From weatherworn barn wood to antique mouldings, shutters, headboards, porch posts, turnings, doors, etc, the material goes through a period of analysis... a communication between the medium and the artist.... almost as though the material itself is telling the artist "what it would like to be." Thus, the personality of the material which often is the genesis of the inspiration, is preserved in the final piece.
Seasoned collectors, practicing artists, casual appreciators of historical craftsmanship and fine art will find much to enjoy in the works of Teresa and Ray.
Teresa and Ray are graphic designers. They design many of their own pieces. The Podeszwas also collaborate with clients to creat custom, one of a kind art work. They also replicate museum art work.Their work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world.
Now, one might wonder who these artists are, where they're from. Nestled deep in the heartland of the beautiful Pocono Mountain range, engulfed by crystal clear lakes and streams and all of wildlife's natural habitat, rests a hamlet most aptly named for its ability to encourage creation. Lords Valley, Pennsylvania, is both home and inspiration for Ray and Teresa and their unique approach to American Folk Art.