Theresa Pisani is a fine artist living in wine-country California. After college she spent 4 years as a muralist designing and painting the background scenes behind the animal exhibits at a wildlife museum. She also worked as a commercial artist, primarily illustration and animation. She began to work seriously as a fine artist while living for 3 years on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands where she was much inspired and influenced by the island's incredible beauty. Her work gradually developed into symbolism and surrealism as a way to express her ideas about world issues. Many of her paintings are based on dreams or images she sees right before waking in the morning. Theresa's art is supported by the work she has done as a bartender and server at events over the past 6 years and simultaneously as a server at an arts club in San Francisco.