Years ago, Teil Duncan Henley fell in love with all things art. She later graduated from Auburn University with a degree in art and currently pursues her passion and works as a painter in Columbus, Georgia—the town she also grew up in.
Teil is inspired by light, movement, surprising color combinations, social interaction, and pattern. And she brilliantly infuses these elements to form abstracted, pixilated compositions. Her art subjects include beaches, animals, portraits, and more. But no matter the subject, her ability to combine realism and abstraction in a complementary way is never compromised.
Her Instagram-built business has developed a celebrity following and led to collaborations with fashion designer Christian Siriano, Anthropologie, and Crate & Barrel. Many are drawn to her colorful depiction of everyday life, as her collections of original paintings sell out within a day of launching. The rapidly growing young artist is married to professional golfer Russell Henley and they now have two children.
Among these exciting happenings, Teil also launched her first book, The Color Teil. The book is a number one new release on Amazon and has received praise from her fans and followers. The book accounts Teil’s artistic journey, displaying over three hundred full-color images of her work, including her most well-known pieces, as well as those that are lesser known.
It is said that, “Throughout this book, readers will become better acquainted with both the artist, as a person, and the art she creates. It is a vibrant, colorful journey that can only be described as: The Color Teil.”