Teresinha Roberts is a Brazilian-born textile artist and sculptress who trained in both Biology and Art.
She wrote a field guide to southern Brazilian birds and worked on an international World Wide Fund for Nature project on birds in the Amazon before turning to art and sculpture.
Teresinha specialises in handmade water bird sculpture in wood and in projects using textiles and natural dyes. She has a workshop in Birmingham's prestigious artists' complex, the Custard Factory (www.custardfactory.com).
Teresinha has demonstrated bird carving at a variety of events including the Birdwatchers Spring Fair and Wildlife Digital Photo Show 2008 at Middleton Hall, near Tamworth, UK.