Tessa Pearson
Tessa Pearson

Tessa Pearson

Hazel Stripe Border 24x30cm watercolour and wax UF 295

Tessa Pearson ARWS RCA is a painter and printmaker living in the Surrey Hills, south of London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in Printed Textile design, winning the Courtauld prize, and had a successful career selling hand painted fabrics all over the world from her London studio and gallery.

Transferring her skills Tessa now uses painting as her preferred medium, working exclusively on paper with watercolour and silkscreen monotypes. Her influences have been many, from Matisse to Hodgkin and the bold colourists of mid twenty-first century painters Patrick Heron and Albert Irvin. Known for her exceptional use of colour, recent work is from studies of patterns and colour experienced in inspirational gardens both her own, and from her travels in Morocco, and interpreted in her very recognisable style.

Tessa Pearson exhibits widely at art fairs and galleries in the UK and internationally, having work selected for prestigious exhibitions including the Royal Watercolour Society Opens and the Royal West of England Academy Open. She recently won the Zillah Bell Gallery award at Printfest 2023 and has been elected an Associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society.

Selected exhibitions
Solo show ‘Prairie dreams’ Courtyard Gallery Aldeburgh Sept 2023
Solo show ‘The Artists Garden’ Watermark Gallery Sept 2021
Monoprint- two-man show New Ashgate Gallery April 2019
Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Open
Bankside Gallery, London 2023 / 2022 / 2016 / 2015 (Prizewinner)
New Ashgate Gallery Farnham Winter shows 2015-23
Sarah Wiseman Gallery Oxford Spring /Autumn shows 2015
Solo show Galerie Furwahr Walldurn Germany 2014
Solo show Oil and Water Gallery London SW1 2014
Solo show New Ashgate Gallery Farnham Surrey 2014
AAF Hong Kong with Turner Barnes Gallery 2014
AAF Singapore with Turner Barnes Gallery 2015/18
AAF Battersea with Turner Barnes Gallery 2014/15/16
AAF Hampstead /Battersea with i- Contemporary 2010-22
Solo Shows Fountain Gallery Hampton Court 2008-22

Voted Surrey Artist of the Year 2012-13

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