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Tessa Holmes, eTCH studio23, Havelock Walk 2016

Mini Bio:

I was born in Kent, grew up on Romney Marsh and moved to London in 1975.

My art practice started when I was in my mid thirties. I studied at St John Cass (now London Met) and The Slade School of Fine Art.

After graduating in 1998 I taught printmaking for twelve years at the London College of Communication - teaching Book Arts and Graphic Design Students.

I was awarded the Curwin Studio Prize at Originals 09 (Mall Gallaries) for my solar plate etching, 'Centro Storico 1'. I have exhibited in numerous group shows throughout the UK and have had solo shows in London and Rome. My work is in a number of public collections including: The Government Art Collection, Ernst and Young, Bank of England and Manchester Metropolitan University. I am a member of The Printmakers Council.

My studio eTCH (studio 23) is part of the vibrant artistic community of Havelock Walk, in Forest Hill, South East London.

"Experimentation is an essential part of my practice - combining both traditional and contemporary techniques: solar plate, collograph, monoprinting and letterpress. My work includes prints, artists books and multiples. Recently I have been exploring stop motion animation - which adds a further exciting dimension to my work"