Teri Goddard was born with a passion for painting and reflecting the beauty she sees in the world around her. At a very young age, Teri discovered her love of painting by taking classes at a nearby community college. Later, while traveling, some of the amazing paintings hanging in local galleries created in her the desire to paint seriously.
She studied with other professional artists while raising her five children, and went back to college to study more. Teri had the opportunity to learn from Colorado artists Ratsy Rennick, who taught how to paint with acrylics to look like oil paintings, and Southwest Colorado artist Don Coen at Red Rocks Community College. It was there she learned to paint on a large scale, also in acrylics. She usually had herself immersed in a book put out by established artists, studying and learning some of their techniques to develop her own technique. Her watercolor technique was learned through studying the work of Australian artist Susan Harrison-Tustain, and a few others. However, until her children were grown and all off to college, she did not seriously devote her time and energy to painting.
She spent the years between 2003 to 2008 painting artistic home renderings for clients before deciding to commit to her love of fine art painting.