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Lives and works in Effingham, Surrey.
Tessa studied Printed Textile design at UCA Farnham and the Royal College of Art, where she won the Courtaulds Prize and was commissioned by Liberty of London to produce a collection of printed silks.
Tessa now uses printmaking and mixed media as her preferred medium, working almost exclusively on paper creating bold abstract paintings, silkscreen painted monotypes and original woodblock monoprints. Her influences have been many, from Matisse to Hodgkin and the bold colourists of mid 21st century painters Patrick Heron and Albert Irvin. Tessa sees gardens as living paintings and they have been the inspiration she has returned to many times. Creating her own garden has been an influential process informing her current work. Renowned for her exceptional use of colour, current work has evolved from studies of patterns and colour experienced in inspirational gardens and interpreted in her very recognisable style.
Tessa exhibits regularly in galleries and art fairs in the UK and internationally, and has work in private and corporate collections worldwide. She is co-
Voted Surrey Artist of the Year 2012-