Theresa Wells Stifel


Perhaps it’s because as a kid I had a one box allowance when dad got transferred, I have certainly made up for lost time in the accumulation department since then. Becoming a /mixed media artist only made my stash bigger, so big, in fact that I own a vintage shop and art gallery in Falls Church.

I revere the craftsmanship, intricacy, and beauty of bygone fabric, fashion and notions.  Being able to integrate them into my work so they take a new function as art (rather than end up in a land fill) makes me happy.
I am completely self taught from an artistic standpoint.  My mother was my primary instructor of all the “old fashioned” art: the embroidery and needlework I enjoy integrating into my work.

I welcome commissions.  Please contact me directly to transform your forgotten family items into works of art you can enjoy on a daily basis.