RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ) – Teresa Regil is an artist who discovered her passion for painting almost by accident after years of being a dentist.
“In 2009 I tried to do something to relax and I started drawing and I said “Oh.” I did a portrait of my mom in watercolor and watercolor is so difficult and she looked like my mom. And oh, maybe I can start doing this,” said Regil.
She had a long career as a pediatric dentist for children with special needs in Maryland.
“To me it was just a continuum from dentistry to painting to art,” said Regil.
Regil said she doesn’t see a difference between dentistry and art because either way she’s using her hands.
“I think that had a lot to do