Imagine my emotions when on 16thFebruary I received an email which said “ Dear Artist Tessa Jane, You have been invited by our International Selection Committee to participate in the XIth Florence Biennale, which will take place in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso, from 6 to 15 October 2017. So the work began and so did the roller coaster ride. I […]
Graffiti on a Florence wall. It was near the Pitti Palace. I looked for it this summer it had been removed. I was glad for the buildings and preservation of the city but it had stayed in my heart. As has the work of Yinka Shonibare https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/artist/yinka-shonibare-ra which I have had the privilege of seeing at […]
I knew I would be nervous but I can’t quite explain how I feel. I think todays messy play was me externalising it all. Delighted to see y chair on the Parallax Face Book page and social media is going well. Big questions, have I got the right work? Will I remember everything as I […]
A little taste of what is to come. My face book page https://www.facebook.com/TessaJaneFineArtTextiles tells the story and I am spending a lot of time rebuilding this site and adding art work for sale. It takes as much time marketing as creating and I really wish I could clone myself to get all the jobs done […]
Goodness such a lot to do! This is so out of date having curated another exhibition at my favourite place The Garden House, completed open studios, curated Drawn to the Valley’s Past Present and Future at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, The Big Draw and now preparing for Parallax Art Fair, London! I have been […]
All part of my continuing residency, which I am incredibly grateful for and highly recommend. I have spent many happy hours in the print room. Dying, printing and experimenting with layers. Little samples to test how the screens build up over one another and I’m really pleased with the results. I have experimented with foils […]
I am thrilled with this opportunity and it is enabling me to work in new ways and media-particularly my textiles. 25 years ago I specialised in constructed textiles (weaving) and always wanted to print. This residency is enabling to do this and also to work on glass and other materials. My work has been selected […]
The hard work has all been worth it! Decorating, picture rails and gathering my work from far and near. New work completed adding to the collection and of course working with Helen Cobbald of It’s So Me. To see the stunned faces light up with pleasure and delight and to talk to visitors answering […]
The July Arts Market at Bank Square is almost upon us. I have a new fabric collection on the go. My silk scarfs and printed lengths are nearly done. A bit of a life time achievement really. When I chose my woven textiles at degree level, I knew, that one day any image […]
Currently sitting quietly at home waiting for a new place……… This is one of the new pieces I have up cycled. It was like being outside painting on a 3D surface. When you walk round a bend you get a new vista. Here I’d turn the corner and find a different angle to paint on!
My new work is finnished and framed! Not showing that here, you will have to come to the exhibition and see it for real! One piece of furniture complete, varnished and wrapped for safety. The second piece is currently on my kitchen table for ease of height, light and execution! Not sure where Christmas […]
Well the markets are done for this year and I have a meeting next month, with the council to decide on thier future. A lot of work but very rewarding too! So today I focussed on my work and the up and comming exhibition at Duchy Square Centre for Creativity, which is in early January. […]
Based on the poem “Spring and Fall”, GM Hopkins I am developing a series of works which explore how life hardens us. In the poem Margaret is grieving over the falling Autumn leaves but the poet warns that as time goes by life will bring far worse experiences and will desensitize us.