Tere was born in Mexico City. Her art studios are located in Scottsdale, AZ, and in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Since she was a child, she showed her love for painting, and when she was a teenager she began her studies of painting at the Institute of Fine Arts of San Luis Potosì, where she cultivated a deep friendship with her teacher Raùl Gamboa (a contemporary of Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo), Tere Derbez's favorite techniques are oil and pastels; however, she also works with other techniques, such as watercolors, acrylics, and graphite. She describes herself as a passionate woman who loves all her living experiences and enjoys the everyday small things --a child's smile, people's faces, the eyes reflecting the soul, emotions, and memories -- things we encounter in everyday life. Tere Derbez made an important transition after her first international exhibition in McAllen, Texas in 2000. From there, her international experience increased, and she has had exhibitons in several countries, including Mexico; Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek, and Scottsdale in Arizona; Forth Worth, McAllen, and Dallas in Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Barcelona & Cadaques, Spain; Le Mans, France; and Canada. She has also had private exhibitions in Arizona, California, Texas, Canada, and France. She donates proceeds from her art sales through her foundation El Angel de Sofia to social causes that she is passionate about.