the design mind
Some people have the innate ability to capture concepts and transform them into reality; like having a special lens that views the depths of someone else’s dream, bringing it to life with just the right touch of magic.
The day I met Theresa was the day I took my first tentative steps into her gallery. I had watched it in various stages of construction but it was quite a while before I finally surrendered to my curiosity. I wasn’t in the habit of gallery-going and hadn’t seen any that tempted me to return. As I moved to the centre of this very large cubic space, I felt I was still outside. The colours and the shapes drew my eye to each artist’s offering as I slowly began to believe I belonged there. It was comfortable.
30 YEARS OF SUCCESS
While I listened to Theresa about her passion for her life’s work, it became obvious that one of her specialties is in delivering that same comfort to her clients. It’s as if Theresa uncovers puzzles and has great fun moving pieces and colours around in her mind, developing solutions for people who arrive on the doorstep of Gallery Double T. Theresa continues to be as thrilled as she was on her opening day to welcome so many to her beautiful gallery she lovingly designed and built at the rear of her Regina property in 2005. That was seventeen years after opening the charming older home at the street front which now showcases her jaw-dropping design concepts and offers spectacular picture windows that showcase large paintings to stimulate interest in visiting the gallery. For those who desire something different while visiting the region, this home also offers magnificent short term luxurious accommodations. It’s called Suite 76. As she recently explained to me, “I listen carefully to my clients in order to capture their true essence. Only then can I bring my imagination into their home. The clues I detect during our conversations are like gems that are gathered and carefully integrated into their unique space to express their character. In a sense, the clients discover much about themselves during our conversations.” As Theresa puts it, “I understand my clients’ challenges, feel their excitement, and capture their dreams as they continue to build more trust and faith in me with each visit. They love the process as they become more enlightened about the thrill and importance of owning fine art. I feel their trust growing with each visit to the gallery.”
Theresa is rightfully proud of her accomplishments. As owner, high-end master picture framer, and interior design consultant, she spends her days happily in the region’s largest privately owned gallery. This year, Theresa is thrilled to share her success by celebrating 30 years of helping clients discover the magic of owning a piece of fine art. She continues to be passionate and inspired by the artists who grace her gallery walls, many of whom have been showcasing their works since the very beginning. Long time friend and Canadian contemporary abstract artist Pietro Adamo recently shared his feelings: “Time has treated you and your gallery well, Theresa. We were taken by the freshness of the gallery, your enthusiasm, and professionalism. I am very proud to be represented by you because I know of your commitment to each and every piece at Double T. It just gets better and better, and so too does the collection. I’m looking forward to working with you for the next 30 years!” Drop in and feel the excitement for yourself and meet Theresa You’ll be glad you did. John R. Turvey, Writer