Teresa McHugh - Sculptor & Patina Artist 

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Definition of patina 


1a: a color film formed naturally on metal by

long exposure to the elements or artificially (as with acids), valued aesthetically for its beauty

b: a surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use 

In pursuit of beauty, I study...

with Mother Nature as my constant companion, teacher, inspiration and guide.


As a lifetime lover of nature I have always been drawn to explore and investigate. 

My earliest memories are of laying in the grass and staring into the sky... wondering about creation and infinity.  The natural world fascinates and delights  me.  Creating artwork with nature as my muse is my great honor! 

I hope you enjoy the work and will consider taking something special home to

grow in your life. 



A native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Teresa has studied architecture, engineering, and design.  Drawn to metal she became a certified welder in 1996.  An accomplished self taught artist, Teresa has created numerous pieces for private collectors and businesses throughout Idaho and Washington.  Teresa specializes in one of a kind artwork; custom designed and finished for a space or client specifications.  


  • Women of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture, Soroptimist Coeur d'Alene, ID 2018

  • Mayors Awards in the Arts - Excellence in the Arts, Coeur d'Alene, ID 2017

  • Gateway Sculpture Call to Artist's, Coeur d'Alene, ID 2010  "Take Time" 

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