My Rosemaling Testimonials

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If you have anything rosemaled by Teresa, you have a treasure! I first experienced her work at the Norsk Hostfest many years ago. I bought a rosemaled chair. I simply couldn't go home without it. I have since bought 3 more chairs, all delightful and true works of art. I have also acquired bowls and plates. I'm not even sure if I remember everything I have in my possesion that is from Teresa. I know that every time I attended the Norsk Hostfest in Minot or the Hjemkomst in Moorhead, I came home with another treasure. I love every item but my greatest treasure is my rosemaled Norwegian trunk. It is truly the most beautiful piece of furniture in our home. I see it every day and I'm always struck by its beauty. It feels like a wonderful connection to my Norwegian grandparents. In fact, I keep family history items in it. Teresa is a wonderful person, so talented and so creative and so kind. When I decided to have Teresa rosemal a trunk for me, she spent lots of time with me via e-mail finding out what my tastes and interests were so that the finished product really reflected my personality. I also wanted Teresa's artistic talent to be the main focus. The result was an amazing work of art that felt like it had always been in my possesion."

- Linda Swanson Juhala, Bismarck, North Dakota

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Teresa's work is inspiring...she blends the traditional with the whimsical. She has an eye for the beautiful in all of her work. Teresa is devoted to finding the right feeling for all of her work. Her art evokes the spirit of Norway."

- Bailey Conger, Cook, MN

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I love my trunk! From the trunk shape, style, and hardware to the personalized images (fairytales, tartan, and thistles), the final result is gorgeous. She has a wonderful way of incorporating personal touches into her paintings without compromising the overall traditional look. Teresa has a wonderful eye for color combinations and design composition. She is a true artist."

- Amy L. Juhala, Bismarck, ND

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Teresa's works exhibits a precise sensitivity to the relation of floral forms and the contours of the objects painted. Her use of color while adhering to tradition is strong and vibrant. McCue's masterful evocations of folk tradition open up a dialogue between the worlds of craft and art. Her stunning work explores the effect of design on the beauty and meaning of functional objects."

- Duluth Art Institute, Duluth MN

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Teresa McCue has rosemaled three panels in our cabin in northern Minnesota. Teresa's rosemaling is visually stunning, but her painting is an experience that goes beyond the physical painting. The experience weaves nature, color, spirituality, personality of the commissioners, knowledge of the rich Scandinavian rosemaling history, and artistry into beautiful painting."

- Julie Aune, St. Peter. MN

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Teresa is a gifted artist and added an extra dimension of loveliness to our cottage near the Boundary Waters. She painted wave-like swirls with trillium flowers on the porch. Not only are they welcoming but they set the tone for our up-north retreat--"bringing the outside in"! She also painted an antique armoire fashioned in a style that suits it well. Teresa is very flexible and accommodating!"

- Michelle Lackner, St. Paul, MN

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It was several years ago when I was blessed with the good fortune of meeting Teresa in her studio. I was immediately captivated by her amazing b-e-a-u-tiful rosemaling and wonderful spirit. In her studio was an incredible range of exquisitely rosemaled items that included wooden trunks, a historic church pew, wooden plated of various sizes, grandfather clocks, and numerous other traditional Scandinavian woodenware. I was, and continue to be, in awe of her dedication to her art form and her keen eye for detail. Teresa has painted several pieces of furniture for me, which I proudly display at my office and in my home. She has always been willing to listen to ideas, and then make suggestions. She has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and I would strongly recommend her to anybody interested in rosemaling."

- Stephen Abrahamson, Tower, MN

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The wonderful thing about Teresa's work - aside from her high skill and brilliant use of color - is that she takes an old form and makes it fresh and new. She is happily in the true tradition of the earliest Norwegian folk artists who took the Baroque acanthus motif from the Continent and adapted it to their own place and time. Teresa is carrying on this inventive tradition in her joyous work."

- Claire Anne Thoen, St Paul, MN

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I am 100% Norwegian and proud of my heritage and Norske roots. I had searched for different rosemalers and when I met Teresa several years ago I knew I had found the right artist. She has a warm and artful design and is willing to undertake any challenge, large or small. I have several pieces that were designed by Teresa and they are truly the focal point of rooms."

- Connie Anderson, Moorhead, MN

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Teresa McCue is an incredible gifted Nordic artist. Our Minnesota home is festooned with her art. She has painted a buffet, a corner cabinet, many plates and special containers. In our Arizona home, we proudly display a large trunk painted by Teresa in desert colors. Probably the greatest collection of painting that floats through our family is that of the wooden items which were commissioned by my mother, an artist herself and 99 years old at the time. Teresa painted 25 wooden treasure boxes, each one individually personalized. Mom died over two years ago and each recipient often tells me how much the beautiful rosemaled items mean to them. We have been on two international trips with Teresa where she taught rosemaling and demonstrated her art. In addition, we have taken a class or two when she has been a resident instructor on the Iron Range of Minnesota. It is difficult to get into her classes and her cadre of devotees know no bounds in their devotion to her and her talents, teaching and otherwise. Anyone who knows this beautiful and talented person becomes as smitten with her and her work as we are. She is a delight to know and her artistic gifts are limitless."

- Mary and Alex Batanich, Lake Vermilion, Tower, MN

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With Teresa's painting, the wardrobe armoire in the bedroom at our cabin went from bland to beautiful. Teresa's success is tied to her desire to really know her clients though conversation and time spent together. In understanding who they are, she is able to include personal and whimsical joy into her work that makes her painting a one-of-a-kind treasure destined to be a family heirloom."

- Janis Aune, St. Peter, MN

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Teresa is a joy to work with. She listened to what I had in mind, she gave me helpful suggestions, plus had idea's of her own of what would work for my projects. I love her touch of whimsy and that she is willing to work on large projects."

- Barbara Davidson, Decorah, IA

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Teresa is such an amazing artist. Our family has known her for many years through the Norsk Hostfest, and we all have various pieces she has created. Having lived in Telemark as a college student, and wanting to continue the trunk tradition in my own life, I commissioned a trunk from her several years ago. What a rich experience! Teresa communicated with me every step of the way on colors, style, proverbs for the trunk - everything. Her artistic eye was able to incorporate my vision into her own style. It is such an honor to possess any of Teresa's beautiful creations, and I look forward to adding to my collection with her various pieces over the years."

- Traci Juhala, Bismarck, ND