Thea Belecz grew up in the woods, fields, and shoreline of Lake Michigan. She spent many hours hiking in the woods and swimming in the lakes and streams with her sisters until she enrolled in Forestry School at Michigan State years later. Thea loved the endless shapes and colors of plants, moss, and landscape of her native Michigan.
Graduation led Thea to a job in Idaho where she was overwhelmed by the rustic remoteness of her new environment. Her initial dismay at the lack of towns, cities, hustle and bustle gave way to appreciation and she got busy trying to translate her feelings about her new natural environment into mixed media and fiber artworks using photography, collage, fiber, and bookbinding.
Ongoing study with like-minded skilled artists nudge Thea into continual exploration and refinement of her methods and styles of work.