Teri G. Sullilvan was born in Meridian, Mississippi and attended Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus. An unconventional childhood took her across the Southern United States at an early age. Much of her inspiration comes from having lived in many of the small towns in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and New Mexico. She started taking photographs in the mid 70's and only recently explored collage and acrylics. "In photography there is an intimate moment, when the picture is taken that is the most satisfying magical moment."