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Tessa Pearson
Lives and works in Effingham, Surrey.

Tessa Pearson 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. As Tessa Lambert she opened her own print studio and gallery in London and successfully sold her distinctive hand painted silks around the world.

In recent years Tessa has worked almost exclusively on paper creating bold abstract paintings and monoprints richly textured with elements of collage, hand painting and woodblock printed imagery.
Renowned for her exceptional use of colour, current work has evolved from sketches of textures and rhythms experienced in inspirational gardens and interpreted in her very recognisable style.

She is chairman of the Fountain Gallery, an artist co-operative gallery at Hampton Court, Surrey, and exhibits widely in galleries and art fairs in the UK and internationally.

 

Recent exhibitions include:

New Ashgate Gallery Farnham Winter shows 2015-18

AAF Hampstead with i- Contemporary 2010-18

AAF Battersea with i-Contemporary 2016-18              

Solo Shows Fountain Gallery Hampton Court 2008-18

 

Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Open

Bankside Gallery, London March 2016 / 2015 (Prizewinner)

Solo show Great Fosters Egham Jan – April 2016

Florum Sept 2015/16 invited artist

AAF Singapore with Turner Barnes Gallery 2015

Sarah Wiseman Gallery Oxford Spring /Autumn shows 2015

Solo show Galerie Furwahr Walldurn Germany 2014          

Solo show Oil and Water Gallery London SW1 2014

Solo show New Ashgate Gallery Farnham Surrey 2014

AAF Hong Kong with Turner Barnes Gallery 2014           

AAF Battersea with Turner Barnes Gallery 2014/15/16  

Printfest Ulverston, Cumbria 2009-14

Deasil Art Gallery Opening show 2015
Sarah Wiseman Gallery Oxford Spring/Autumn shows 2015

Brighton Art Fair 2011-16

Printfest Cumbria 2010-15

‘That Summer Feeling’ Turner Barnes Gallery Essex   2013   

Hackwood Art Festival June 2011

‘Print Show’ Duckett and Jeffreys Gallery Yorkshire July- Sept 13
Palace Art Fair London SW6 2011-12
Landmark Art Fair Teddington 2007/9/10/11/13
Bourneside Gallery Dorking 2011/12
Pushing Print Margate Oct 2010
Richmond Printmakers@20 Stables Gallery March 2011
IMPACT Show, Spike Island Bristol August 2009
National Print Festival ‘Impress’ Stroud March 2009

Royal West of England Academy Open Print show 2009
Surrey Contemporary Open Lightbox Woking 2008

 

Voted Surrey Artist of the Year 2012-13