It took some time for Cambridge-based artist Theresa Knight McFadden to make a full-time career out of art. Concerned that a degree in art might prove too financially challenging, she majored in English at George Mason University and did reasonably well as a freelance writer based out of Alexandria.
But after going back to school to work on her art, she eventually concluded that she would be forever frustrated if she didn’t take a professional option seriously to do what she loved the most. And from the moment forward, she has never looked back with regret as she matured and began making the teaching of art her professional vocation as well.
And part of the fun for Theresa has her work with both visual art and sculptures. In her first Spy interview, she talks about those different approaches to work. Her newly found enjoyment is doing art on her Ipad after seeing a David Hockney show in Australia where the famed artist uses only an Apple pencil and his tablet.
We chatted with Theresa at the Main Street Gallery in Cambridge.