Teal Emlyn Sallen graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she concentrated on two of her passions, Printmaking and Art History. She was born in Massachusetts in 1979, but reared among the pastoral farms, forests, and fields of Vermont. She lived on a sheep farm, a horse farm, and even in a teepee, each fostering an organic synchronicity with the natural world. Teal’s fascination with nature and its intersection with the human condition frequently infuses and informs her art. Her background in Art History, too, manifests in her use of archetypes and color-as-symbolism, to reinforce meaning. In addition, Teal employs style per se as visual vocabulary, enlisting both media and method to inspirit subject matter.
Teal teaches at Artistree Community Arts Center in Pomfret, Vermont, and gives private lessons and group workshops. She lives and creates in Bethel, Vermont, and on Isle Madame, Nova Scotia.