Teri Starkweather became known for her still life paintings which are bathed in sunlight in the 1990s. Her realistic watercolors have been included in many watercolor books. One of her works graced the cover of "Textures and Surfaces", published by North Light Publishers in 2000. Inside of "Painting the Many Moods of Light", published by North Light in 1999, Starkweather demonstrated her painting technique in a chapter called "create sparkling window lit still lifes in watercolor".
Teri won the American Artist cover competition with her painting "Sunflowers and Coffee", which was on the cover of the June 2010 issue of American Artist Watercolor magazine.
She has shown her artwork in various galleries throughout the United States and also internationally in Italy and China. She has shown in both Watercolor West and the National Watercolor Society exhibitions. Teri has exhibited at the Springfield Art Museum,Westmont Museum of Art, Lancaster Museum of Art, Riverside Art Museum, Downey Museum of Art, Brand Library gallery in Burbank and Brea Gallery, California. In 2011 she had a solo show at James Gray Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California. She is a signature member of Watercolor West and a member of the National Watercolor Society, Laguna Plein Air Painters, California Plein Air Painters, and SoCal Plein Air Painters.
Artspeak, a New York Gallery Guide, wrote about Starkweather's work: "Precise in her use of watercolor, Starkweather fully exploits the luminous transparency of the medium to portray strong expansive forms."