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Fundraising delights!

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Delighted to announce that to date I have raised 12K. More info to follow but come and ask all about it at Devon Open Studios where I will have a mini version on show.  


167th Open Exhibition RWA

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Firstly, a massive thank you for accepting my art to the RWA’s 167th Annual Open Exhibition.  I join a hugely impressive line-up of artists who have been a part of this show since the inaugural exhibition in 1844, from the Newlyn School, St Ives Modernists and Bloomsbury Group to some of the most internationally respected […]


Waist not Want Not A dress of Great Importance and Don’t Label Me

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These are the pieces (with details) created from my fear of being unable to travel and see the places I so wished to experience. The jacket is our armour, (detail top right) what we hide behind. Little Venice is the chair. I’m so fortunate that my mother took me for my 5oth birthday present. She […]


A little peek…

This time next week I will be in Florence and the XIth Florence Biennale will be opening its doors! The following is taken from their Facebook page. Follow the link for the website. eARTh – Creativity & Sustainability 6 – 15 October, 2017 | Fortezza da Basso, Florence The Florence Biennale is the major contemporary […]


Oh brave new world…

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“That has such people in it” (Shakespeare) Braving to play with my web site because so much has changed in my practice. I have moved forward and am wishing for these changes to reflect in my website. I am terrified as I hit buttons, update and edit but today I have a lovely family expert encouraging […]



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Please bare with me whilst I try to sort out who, what and why my website has been compromised! Its #NationalPoetryDay and all I can think of is a very sarcastic “Oh brave new world that has such people in it”, Shakespeare, The Tempest.  


Digital Encounters

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Moving Textiles: Digital Encounters  13 Jun – 24 Jul 2014 University for the Creative Arts New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, Ct1 3AN  The Crysalis exhibition series is hosted by Crysalis partners made up of four exhibitions, one at each partner site from September 2013 to October 2014. The four exhibitions entitled Moving Textiles have different […]



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Every month I promise myself I will work on my blog and catch up. Every month there seems to be something more important or with an immediate deadline. But actually what is more important than recording what I’ve done and where am I now? In fact that is what I’m working on now. I have […]


Parrallax Art Fair

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Chelsea Old Town Hall, 4 days in London, family, friends and food! It wasn’t just about the show, it was everything. I felt on top of the world and will never be afraid to try anything. Seeing my work on The Parrallax Facebook page to talking, sharing thoughts and ideas with Cypriot to Russian Artists, […]


London Art Fair

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Part of my preparations for PAF9 was to visit The London Art Fair. I left early on the train and met my mother. I never quite get over the excitement of going to London. The streets are not paved with gold as I thought as a child and I find it dirty and dusty but […]


How Time flies!

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  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 […]


Open Studios Cornwall-Preparation

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When you arrive at a show do you think about all that has gone by to arrive at that place? The hours of drawing, creating and experimenting. I’m afraid I don’t! I just enjoy that moment. I have then and there with each piece of work as I view it. I think about the colour, […]


Work inspired by my underground trip

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“A new challenge for me to sit and listen, to hear the world. What are these senses which for some overwhelm and for others have no meaning. They are deaf, dumb and blind. Open your mouth, eyes and ears, breathe deeply and smell, reach out and touch. Taste, feel, see, smell and listen to our […]


Harvesting Time Brentswood Walk

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  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 […]


Harvesting Time

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A super new project for members of the Drawn to the Valley, Artists of the Tamar Valley group. See website and Facebook for details or contact Tessa Jane herself. Harvesting Time Introduction Day A big thank you, to Nick Viney for welcoming us at Leewood. We had a super day and it gave us a […]



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This Sunday sees the first of the Bank Square Arts Markets. April Fools Day but not a prank! There will be over 20 of us set up in The Pannier Market, Tavistock 10am-4pm. Cafe and toilets, bookstall, Photography, Fine Art,Textiles, Ceramics, Wood, Metal, and Jewellery. Fabulous things made by fabulous people. Original, hand made and […]


Colour and light….

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….is closed. Such is life and a sign of our troubled financial times. However as one door closes another opens. I have arranged for new work to be on display at The Garden House in June and have had work accepted at Delamore. Thier doors will be open to the public for thier 10th Anniversay […]


Nearly there!

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  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 […]



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The barren and wild lanscape contrasts with this delicate flower. Turquoise waters, brilliant reds and purples and then the black volcanic land. An amazing place with caves and blind crabbs! So where? Lanzarote!  


New textile works

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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.


Preparing for Open Studios 2011

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I am preparing for the Drawn to the Valley Open Studios 2011 and suddenly knew what I wanted to do next on this piece! Oil washes underneath and now this has leaves and printed thistles! Inspired by the Smoke bush in my garden who’s deep burgundy leaves are so rich and Autumnal and GMH’s poem Spring […]


Macro work!

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I find using a macro lens challenging and exciting! Getting up so close to plants and surfaces really gives you an alternative take on life. Sometimes I feel this is how fairies see and other days I am totally absorbed by the colour or surface, as if I’ve never seen it ever before! Have you […]


A new experience!!

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My first blog! Bear with me this is a big thing for me and I’ll get better! So I’m learning today and just want to add a picture or two to these few words.