Windows, architecture, museum displays, window displays, fashion, reflections, glistening gold, inky warm blues, brilliant turquoises, deep rich reds, russets and browns. A rich tapestry of history waiting to tell its story and share its drama and excitement visually and metaphorically.
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 […]
It’s so hard to determine, was it a flash of an idea based on a children’s story? The story of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Danish: Kejserens nye Klæder) is a short tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who […]
Working with others inspires and enlightens. Sometimes it’s learning new skills, seeing a process through fresh eyes, bouncing ideas off one another or just enjoying having some company! It was also a compliment to be asked by Bruce to design a new show for him at Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall where he exhibited with Miss Ivy’s […]
I have followed and admired artist Laure Bury for many years. Firstly falling in love with her use of colour, freshness and joyous imagery. http://laurebury.com It was a delight to swop skills. Laure needed new covers and a freshen up for her favorite chairs and I have some bright fresh landscapes to cheer me everyday!
So why do I find it so hard to write my blogs… when I love words? I have lovely images and stories to share. Facebook is easy, do pop across and see my FB page https://www.facebook.com/TessaJaneFineArtTextiles/ I think its because at the moment I feel like I’m talking to myself. It’s important to reflect but […]
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 […]
“I think about the colour, use of line, light, texture and composition.” It was fabulous to work with Clare Law and Sophy White on this show. The feed back from you all was wonderful and I made new connections and friends. We were open 10-4pm daily as part of the Open Studios Cornwall and it […]
My trip underground with Adam Chodzko in Ghost In the dark confined space I took comfort from the deep resonating sounds of the voice. It was an intimate space, deeply secretive and gave light to ones innermost fears and thoughts. “This is where my father died”. It was a statement. Not one that invited comment or […]
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 […]
My recent ski trip to Slovakia has surprisingly given new meaning and direction to my work. I’ve always been drawn to the majesty of arches. Often soaring above us making our presence seem so tiny and inconsequential. An early ride up the cable car (which I called the pumpkin) onto the slopes gave me a […]
MAKING TRACKS We carve our way through time yet look back sometimes longingly at our past. We fight to preserve and do not embrace progress well. For it is ugly. We scorn those before us who raced ahead, devouring the land and failing to protect its future. Protect, preserve, recycle and strive for a sustainable, […]
I hope this will continue and be an ongoing project. This years work, I say optimistically is showing now until 31st October. During Open Studios the public had the chance to see work in progress and talk to the participating artists. I was talking to a friend about the project and had to laugh […]
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 […]
Brentswood In 1879, James Dymond Langsford bought six acres of oak coppice known as Brentswood, in a steep wooded valley near St Mellion. He ‘ripped’ the south-facing slopes and planted, then grafted, cherry saplings. A juicy and sweet variety he called ‘Birchenhayes Early’ was the result. Granddaughter Natalie Allen recalled, “The branches met overhead […]
This is my favourite time of year….. The hedgerows are so beautiful with life literally bursting from them. I’ve been back to The Garden House a favourite haunt and have been exploring new walks with my dogs-was thrilled to see a fox yesterday! The greens are so fresh, with countless ferns; the shuttle cock and […]