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Marie-Thérèse Vetterli


For the whole forty years of my career as a teacher, I thoroughly enjoyed my work. Being with children or with teenagers in difficult situations and watching them open up, grow, change, and develop trust enables me to understand others and myself ever better. At present I am happy to be retired and have time to spend with my grandchildren and on my favourite hobbies!

All my life I have been attracted by many different art forms…

For fifteen years I sang in a symphonic choir and also applied myself passionately to watercolour painting and clay modelling.

Being fascinated by theatre, I took courses in art drama, which touched on several aspects of theatre such as text, voice, masks, the clown, and improvisation.

Through this varied artistic itinerary and through various courses in personal development, I came to discover, to know, to recognize, and little by little to understand myself. Each new awareness enables one to come closer to her centre and gradually, day by day, to face her fears and wounds, accept herself, love herself better, find again her inner wholeness and let it blossom in all its splendor, revealing the divine and the sacredness that is there.

The first opportunity to exhibit my paintings came in 1999 and it was a powerful time of sharing and of gratitude. I’ve had several exhibitions in unusual and promising places since then.

In 2002 I decided to do workshops in painting through feeling. This brought on a great upheaval and provided just what was still missing in all I’d learned from my preceding experiences!

Since September 2004 I’ve been teaching levels 1, 2, and 3 of this painting through feeling to groups of four in my studio in Posieux, near Fribourg. The training I took was with Patricia Carron in Fully and with Joanne Moreau Poffet in Morlon.

Artistic approach

Painting through feeling allows us to go deep inside and heal our wounds in safety and in trust. With lightness and without judgement, simply recognizing who we are, we open up to that which is essential and also reconnect with invisible worlds.

In order to paint in this way, one first goes inside with the help of a short meditation and links up with the spiritual world. The three prior levels of training make this possible.

It’s an enormous gift to find meaning in one’s life and to discover one’s true place in daily life, while at the same time opening up to awareness of the spiritual world.

How marvellous it is, too, to learn that, even with no previous knowledge of drawing or painting, our creative mind can set itself in motion and produce wonders…


1999   : Ceramic collective, Espace du Pertuis, Fribourg

1999   : Watercolour,  La Tour du Sauvage,   Romont (40 paintings)

2000   : Watercolour,  Centre de formation, Seedorf  Noréaz (20 paintings)

2002   : Watercolour,  Centre de santé de la Corbière, Estavayer le Lac  (30 works)

2006   : Oil and acrylic, Atelier galerie de St Louis, Fribourg (30 paintings)

2011   : Oil and ceramics,   Galerie O’local,  Estavayer le Lac (40 works)

2012   ; Oil,  Cap zen  Centre de soins, Farvagny  (20 works)

2014   ; Oil and ceramics, Galerie Plexus, Marly

              35 oil paintings and 10 ceramic pieces (Buddhas)

2017   ; Oil,   Galerie O’local,  Estavayer le Lac  (35 paintings)

2017   ; Invited by the heads of Art Visionnaire at the Mag,  Montreux

2022  : The Re-Visionary Art Collective’s Salon, Aigle


Re-Visionary symbol: I leave my work free of copyright so that it can be shared among people who wish to reproduce it in the spirit of the Collective, as long as they indicate me as author.

Copyright symbol: I am the copyright holder of my own works: my work cannot be reproduced, except by the Re-Visionary Art Collective, under the conditions as indicated above in point 1. Unless I give my written consent.


Marie-Thérèse Vetterli


079 262 65 51

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