Teresa’s first real piece of art was a mural in crayon of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends all over her bedroom wall when she was three. Since then, a love of children’s literature and art has been with her. Teresa Lagrange grew up in a big Irish Catholic family – the youngest of nine children. Being a shy, soft-spoken kid, creativity gave her much needed comfort and confidence. A love for animals came at an early age, and birds are of particular interest. She enjoys learning about all the different species in the world from cardinals to kiwis.
Teresa has worked for the Portland Museum of Art, University of Southern Maine, and the University of Connecticut. She lives in the United States in Portland, Maine with her husband and two children, and Sunny the dog and cats, Hermione, and Yoshi.