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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 been using printmaking and mixed media as her preferred medium, working almost exclusively on paper creating bold abstract paintings in watermedia, silkscreen painted monotypes and woodblock monoprints using her original techniques.
Renowned for her exceptional use of colour, current work has evolved from sketches of patterns and colour 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 is a founding member of the gallery collective i-Contemporary.
Tessa has been a visiting lecturer in printed textiles at Loughborough and St.Martins College of Art, UCA Farnham and the London College of Fashion. She occasionally works as a part time tutor in painting, and is a visiting printmaking tutor at Ochre Print Studios.

Tessa exhibits regularly in galleries and art fairs in the UK and internationally, and has work in private and corporate collections worldwide.

Recent exhibitions include:

New Ashgate Gallery Farnham Winter shows 2015-19
AAF Hampstead with i- Contemporary 2010-19
AAF Battersea with i-Contemporary 2016-19
Solo Shows Fountain Gallery Hampton Court 2008-18
‘Monoprint’ – two man show New Ashgate Gallery 2019
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
Sarah Wiseman Gallery Oxford Spring/Autumn shows 2015
Brighton Art Fair 2011-16/9
Printfest Cumbria 2010-15
Hackwood Art Festival June 2011
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
Voted Surrey Artist of the Year 2012-13