Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery will open a gallery show by portrait artist Teresa Rigil on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Titled “A Painted Portrait of a Beloved. A Family Heirloom,” the show will be on display at the museum through Dec. 4.
Regil discovered her passion for painting almost by accident after many years of being a mother, entrepreneur and dentist. She realized she had an ability, a talent, to draw the likeness of her favorite subjects: her family members.
Born in Mexico City and retired from a long career as a pediatric dentist in Maryland, Regil is now established in Radford as a happy grandmother and portrait artist. Self-taught and guided by masters such as John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, she creates her portraits in oil and incorporates a myriad of techniques, including alla prima, indirect approach and mixed media. Often her backgrounds are made with acrylics and the main subject or figure with oil.
Regil is donating one of her paintings, a master copy of a work by her artistic inspiration, John Singer Sargent, for a silent auction to help benefit the museum. The piece will be open for bidding throughout the length of the show, and the winner will be announced at the end of the show.
There is no admission charge.