Tessa Holmes, Jurys Gap 2020

"Experimentation is an essential part of my practice - combining both traditional and contemporary techniques including collograph, monoprinting and digital drawing. I try to capture the essence of 'place' in a simple, uncomplicated way, by distilling it down to shape and form. I enjoy the spontaneity and freedom this allows.
I have a caravan by the sea in East Sussex - it is from this particular landscape and coastline that I get much of my current inspiration."

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 exhibit regularly 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 have been a member of The Printmakers Council for over 30 years.
My studio eTCH studio 23, is part of the vibrant artistic community of Havelock Walk, in Forest Hill, South East London.