Events & Exhibitions

Current Events:

The unexpected can surprise us. A quiet year for 2024. But I am with The Society of Women Artists in June and Bath Arts Fair 13th-15th September. Do contact me for invitation or if you have any questions.

‘Don’t air your dirty laundry in public’

Event poster

I’m very excited to be demonstrating.










Previous Exhibitions:

Devon Open Studios 9-24 September 2023

AnnAsset Venue W2

Delighted that I  shared my space with Anne Crozier. we were in the directory as AnnAsset. We had a super time and thoroughly enjoyed Devon Open Studios.

















We ran workshops so email me if interested

Sketchbooks…what’s yours for?

The most personal and intimate insight into an artists work. They can be so many things, shapes and sizes. A mindful practice, a diary, a notebook a journal? Plans, prototypes, drawing and recording for pure pleasure and observation? 

Tips, tricks and suggestions. Examples and starters. Hand made papers or recycled papers, you decide. Are you afraid of a blank page? Tessa’s workshops explore a page and take you on a journey.

Together we will create some pages and towards the end of the session they will be collated into the simplest of sketchbook designs. Light weight and easy to travel with. 

Or have a full day out, bring a picnic and make your own zig-zag concertina book in the morning with Anne and then fill it by joining the sketchbook workshop in the afternoon with Tessa.

Workshops for you…

These sessions are designed to intermix, however they also work as stand alone technique sessions. Create a tetrapack print cover or a textile one with the paint and stitch session and then make your own sketchbook? Or simply play with the media and techniques. All materials provided, £25 for a 2 hour session. For all ages and all levels. 

Sketchbook sessions

Sketchbook examples of ideas

13th Sept 11.00-13.00 zig-zag  14.00-16.00 sketchbook inspiration 

17th Sept 14.00-16.00 inspiration and the blank page syndrome 

Make a concertina ( also known as zig-zag) sketchbook with cover or experiment with media and create a book of your own design. You can also bring your own sketchbook and work with that. The end result will be a very personal piece for you to enjoy or gift as a present. 

Paint and stitch

Textile samples

9th Sept 14.00-16.00

21st Sept 11.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00

A simple and exciting way to introduce yourself to slow stitch. Starting with experimental mark making and then to embellish with stitch. A mindful process to enjoy. Take anywhere and something we can pick up at anytime. To book email 

Tetrapack prints

Tetra pack print

15th Sept 12.00-14.00

23rd Sept 11.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00

Recycling and fun. Create your own plate by drawing and working into tetra packaging and then create a print. A very simple process that can be done at home. To book email 







There are more than 300 artists taking part across the whole of Devon. Some will be demonstrating and showcasing their work in creative spaces across the county, including gardens, galleries, sheds, attics, a yurt and a historic mill. Many of the artists have taken their inspiration from the natural world – flora and fauna, coast and countryside. Others have been inspired by foreign trips trips to locations including Kathmandu and Venice.

Local people and visitors to the county will be able to see a range of art and craft including painting, photography,  sculpture, textiles, prints, ceramics and furniture.

Visitors will be able to enjoy free exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, opportunities to see artists at work, and to celebrate the range of talent across the county.

Drawn to the Valley Open Studios

Aug 26th-3rd Sept

A big thank you to all my visitors! The Drawn to the Valley Team did a great job and I have a super week. Biggest thanks to MrM who worked his socks off giving me an amazing space to show in.

The new gallery space

Our lobby is finally plastered and painted.


Delamore Arts 2023 in May was hugely success for me this year and I also exhibited with Drawn to the Valley.


Delighted to have been made a full Society Of Women Artists Member this year and to have exhibited with them again at The Mall Galleries. Yes I met a Princess this year.

Contemporary Art Fair Windsor 25th-27th November.

Bringing together over 160 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries from the UK and Europe, we offer the very best in contemporary art.With artwork from £40 to £4,000, and workshops and demonstrations, from leading artists and galleries, our artists will inspire you to create a unique space in your home or office. This is the time to allow yourself several hours to really appreciate everything there is to see. Many visitors make a full, fun, art-filled day of it. Tickets available please do contact me if you’d like to attend.

Drawn to Make 28th and 29th October

I had a fabulous weekend and really enjoyed being part of the show. Monty was a delight and I must make him a smart bed for shows!


Society of Women Artists 161st Annual Open Exhibition 2022 6th-11thSept 22 at Mall Galleries, London, SW1

Exhibition Dates

Exhibition Open to the Public

7th-11th September – 10am to 5pm daily

Charity Evening for Breast Cancer Now:

6th September (ticket holders only)

Private View with HRH Princess Michael of Kent

Wednesday 7th September, 10am to 6pm (ticket holders only)

Young Persons Art Initiative

Wednesday 7th September 6 – 8:30pm (ticket holders only)

Tickets for the Young Persons Art Initiative can be downloaded HERE

Exhibition Closes  Sunday11th September, closing time 5pm


I am delighted to have been welcomed as an Associate Membership and thrilled to be exhibiting in the Mall galleries.

Devon Open Studios 10th -25th September Venue 43

Thank you to all that visited.

The Brick Lane Gallery, 216 Brick Lane | London | E1 6SA Phone: +44 (0) 207 729 9721

Art in Mind & Contemporary Painting 8th – 19th June Private view: 8th June, 6:00 – 8:30pm

This exhibition will present the work of UK and international artists working with contemporary art and painting. The focus for this exhibition will be on emerging and mid-career artists. We hope you can join us at the opening on the 8thth of June from 6 to 8.30 pm

Open: 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday 12 – 6pm Sunday


Clare Law   Tessa Jane  Ian Dolwin  Rosmary Burn  Ela Ertan  Sofia Castro  Mariana Gumeniuc  Weronika Raczynska  Shahkar Ali  Cristina Alvarez

Delamore Arts The 20th Anniversary- May 2022.

Delamore Arts and Sculpture Exhibition takes place annually, every day during May including Bank Holidays. The exhibition presents the largest collection of artist’s work in one place in the South West.  Work is available to view by going to the Catalogue tab above.  If you are interested in buying any of the work, or would like more information please contact David on 01752837663 or by email

I am an ambassador for Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, the worlds leading multiple sclerosis healthy lifestyle charity. OMS understands that living with multiple sclerosis can be overwhelming — but there is realistic hope of living well.

Over 2.8 million people worldwide live with multiple sclerosis, with many experiencing progressive disability over time. Although there is currently no cure for MS, we believe that people with MS can lead positive and fulfilling lives. This belief is based on substantial scientific evidence of the benefits of holistic self-care, alongside medical therapies when appropriate and I am thrilled that in it’s 20th Year Delamore Arts has chosen our OMS charity to support. The Delamore Gardens have inspired and restored me time and time again. Throughout May, whilst the exhibition and sculpture trail takes place, I am trying to draw a wider community and raise awareness by creating a programme of exciting talks, trails, workshops etc.

There will be a silent postcard auction so if you have taken part in Delamore over the last 20 years why not create a standard size postcard to donate for the sale. All profits will go to OMS and help fund their continued research and support of all those living with MS.

OMS understands that living with multiple sclerosis can be overwhelming — but there is realistic hope of living well.

Over 2.8 million people worldwide live with multiple sclerosis, with many experiencing progressive disability over time.


Drawn to the Valley Open Studios-Sunday 29th August-Sunday 5th Sept 11-5 2021

Tessa Wychwood studio is open. This year as part of her safety measures for COVID19 there will be an outside space, sanitiser and controlled viewings. For the indoor areas Tessa would like visitors to wear a mask please.

Devon Open Studios-DEVON OPEN STUDIOS Saturday 11 – Sunday 26 September 2021 10am-5pm most days.

Rain or shine a warm welcome awaits.

Tessa exhibited at the 167th Annual Open Exhibition at Royal West of England Academy. 

She had a fabulous time at

The Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair, a leading annual art event taking place from 15-17 November 2019 at Chester Racecourse.

Since the art fair first opened in 2012, it has grown considerably. It now attracts over 100 UK & international artists exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, illustration, glassware, digital art, ceramics and much more. Chester Arts Fair welcomes thousands of visitors throughout the weekend with a passion for art, from serious collectors to those investing in their first piece of original art.

Delaware Arts in May 2019 and local events.

Tessa was delighted to have been selected for the Royal Arts Prize at La Galleria Pall Mall Gallery.

The aim of the show is to showcase a selection of the worlds best artistic talent. Having embraced their artistic individuality the Royal Arts Prize allows emerging artists to reach diverse audiences and to gain an invaluable exposure. The Prize is awarded to the artist who creates the most meaningful connection and impact.

The winner of The Royal Arts Prize will receive a 2-week Solo Exhibition.

La Galleria Pall Mall, 5b Pall Mall Street, Royal Opera Arcade London SW1Y 4UY The gallery is located at the entrance of the oldest arcade in London, on Pall Mall street, situated between Haymarket Street and Lower Regent Street, only 5 minutes from Trafalgar Square. Tel :0207 930 8069

Drawn to London, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, 5b Pall Mall Street, Royal Opera Arcade London SW1Y 4UY

Delaware Arts 2018, Cornwood.

The Contemporary Textiles Fair 2018, Teddington London

Tamar Valley Spring Exhibition 2018

XIth Florence Biennale, eARTh – Creativity & Sustainability   6th-15th October 2017

The XIth Florence Biennale aims at contributing to envision a future in which creativity and sustainability are inspiring principles of an artistic and cultural ‘ecosystem’ within a world that is respectful of nature and life forms on Earth. In this perspective cultural diversity and biodiversity do not exist in separate and parallel realms, but are part of a kind of co-evolutionary process that needs to be preserved and nurtured.

Artists as well as creative and cultural industries, including therein museums, art galleries, artist-run societies, schools, publishers, and other organisations, can play a key role in the realisation of such a process, which entails many aspects – from education and talent and skills development to equality issues, from cross-disciplinarity and cross-culturalism to the value of all cultural identities and local traditions and, not least, the preservation of world heritage, whether cultural or natural, through programs of conservation and sustainable development.

The XIth Florence Biennale, which will be held at the Fortezza da Basso, this time in the light and spacious venue at the ground floor, includes digital art in their prize categories, along with Video Art, Photography, Installation Art, Performance Art as well as Painting, Drawing & Calligraphy, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Ceramic Art, Textile & Fiber Art, and Jewellery Art. Along with the artworks of participating artists with different cultural backgrounds and at different career stages, special projects by a few guest artists of honour will be showcased in this fascinating venue, which also offers non-conventional exhibition spaces for site-specific installations. Special events will also be set up to present the guest artists who will be receiving the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ Lifetime Achievement Award for having entwined creativity and sustainability as principles inspiring their work. All this will give breath of life to EARTH, the theme of the XIth Florence Biennale, our vision of art as a plurality of creative endeavours in harmony with nature and life forms on this planet.

Drawn to the Valley Open Studios 2nd-10th September (11am-5pm Daily)

The studio at Wychwood will be open to the public as part of the annual Drawn to the Valley Open Studios Event. No 67 in the Directory (which can be found deposited in public places like pubs, libraries and TI’s) Tessa will be painting and working with her screens, creating a wide variety of pieces for you to see on fabric and paper. Her furniture and varied works will be on display. Bring something used and no longer loved and challenge her to make it precious again! Sunday 3rd The Empty Box Company will be visiting and collaborating with Tessa, using her screen printed papers. Visitors can bring their own to be made up ( a fee is required for this) work will be on sale on the day or orders/commissions taken.

Delamore Arts 2017-throughout May was as delightful as ever. The addition of talks and lectures was very beneficial and Tessa thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this years events.

I was delighted to have exhibited with Plymouth Society of Arts at the beginning of the year and thoroughly enjoyed The Contemporary Textile Fair.


Delamore Arts 2016

The exhibition takes place annually and is open every day in May.  Why not browse and perhaps buy one of the many pieces created by local, national, and international artists.

Oxford International Art Fair 26, 27 & 28 FEBRUARY 2016 · OXFORD TOWN HALL where Tessa won first prize Artist winner.


The city of Tokyo will be playing host to hundreds of talented artists from all around the world when it stages the second Tokyo International Art Fair by Global Art Agency (The GAA Ltd) on 13-14 May 2016, Omotesando Hills, Main Building

More than 150 exhibitors from over 40 countries will be filling the prime located venue with an incredible display of art, with more pieces than ever before gathered under one roof for visitors to admire and to buy in the city’s largest Artist showcase of modern and contemporary art.

pink banner Wish I could have actually been there in person.

Unconcious Dialogue 8th July- 7th August 2015 with Devonport High School for Girls at Cube 3 Plymouth University.

The Stylish Home and Garden Show, 28th/29th March, Mount Edgcumbe, Cremyll. Tessa  showed bespoke cushions and chairs with Bruce Jacks Upholsterer of Fine Antiques Innovative home and garden ideas, inspiring creative demonstrations with over 60 exhibitors. Coordinated by

EMERGING ARTISTS BURSARY WINNERS 2014 Tessa  exhibited at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton 6th Sept-25th Oct  2014

Tessa was open to the public for both Drawn to the Valley open studios and Devon Artists Network Sept 2014

Digital Encounters open to the public 13th June- 24th July at UCA Canterbury

The Digital Encounters exhibition hosted by the University for the Creative Arts will be the finale of the Moving Textiles exhibition series. Works can be made in response to the Digital Encounters Symposium which considered the transformative effect of digital design and production techniques on a range of textiles practices exploring the relationship between hand crafted and digital textile techniques. Along with work inspired by the symposium works may be created in response to the question ‘How do you see the future of textiles and its relationship to digital media?’ Work may be produced by established professionals or up-and-coming designers from across different visual arts, using a range of media or mediums. In addition examples of work made as part of the Crysalis – the revival of textiles project, will be exhibited to celebrate the juxtaposition of digital textiles design alongside hand crafted textiles and heritage.

Drawn to the Valley Capturing Time Exhibition at AONB Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewells, nr Gunnislake in May.

2014 9th Parallax “Art” Fair, 21st/ 22nd February, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

2013 Plymouth Society of Artists at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ 11th January to 13th February

2011-13 Variety of exhibitions and Drawn to the Valley Open studios (see CV)

2010 The Garden House, Buckland Monochorum, Yelverton Devon  .  “Glimpses”  .  Solo show

2009 Duchy Square Centre for Creativity, Prince Town, Devon  .  Curated and exhibited with DTTV
Mount Edgecumbe Cornwall  .  “Explore this Space”  .  Curated and exhibited

2008 Tavistock Town Hall, Devon  .  Mixed exhibition with Drawn to the Valley

2007 The Chapel Gallery, Saltram House Devon  .  work selected for mixed show

2000 The Culcheth Centre, Bedford  .  “Millenium Mood swings”  .  Mixed exhibition

1999 The Culcheth Centre, Bedford  .  “Seasons of Mist and Mellow Fruitfullness”  .  mixed exhibition

1995 Bromham Mill Gallery, Bedfordshire  .  Exhibiting with The Princess of Wales Hospital Art Project, Ely
The New Studio, Olney  .  “Fabric”  .  Exhibiting with a selection of textile artists

1994 Lynne Strover Gallery, Fen Ditton .  “A Gleam of Sunshine”  .  Solo show

1992 “Wildfowl and Woodlands Mixed Media Exhibition”  .  Solo show