Many years ago, Therese Verner started her artistic career creating and designing custom stained glass windows. Her creations were sold and installed in dozens of homes throughout the Los Angeles area. After a long and distinguished software career, she returned to artistic endeavors. A self-taught artist, Therese specializes in creating oil, acrylic and mixed media works inspired by her love of nature and color harmony. The natural beauty and ocean scenes of California are an almost infinite source of inspiration for Therese. Even though she is legally blind, Therese has enough sight to create works of art to brighten others' lives. Therese was awarded a 2018 Arts and Accessibility Grant by the National Arts and Disability Center. Therese exhibited her 60 piece body of work at a solo exhibition at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts in January 2020. Therese's artwork has also been exhibited and sold in many Southern California galleries and museums.