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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:

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Open, Bankside Gallery London 2016 ( two selected)(prizewinner) 2015

Solo show Great Fosters Egham Jan-April 2016
Deasil Art Gallery Opening show 2015
Sarah Wiseman Gallery Oxford Spring/Autumn shows 2015
New Ashgate Gallery Farnham Winter show 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 /2015
AAF Battersea with Turner Barnes Gallery 2014
AAF Hampstead with i- Contemporary 2010-15
Printfest Ulverston, Cumbria 2009-15
Brighton Art Fair 2011-15
Solo Shows Fountain Gallery Hampton Court 2008-15
‘That Summer Feeling’ Turner Barnes Gallery Essex 2013
‘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
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham June 2011 /October 2012
Hackwood Art Festival June 2011
Pushing Print Margate Oct 2010
Richmond Printmakers@20 Stables Gallery March 2011
IMPACT Show, Spike Island Bristol August 2009
Royal West of England Academy Open Print show 2009
National Print Festival ‘Impress’ Stroud March 2009
Surrey Contemporary Open Lightbox Woking 2008

Voted Surrey Artist of the Year 2012-13