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Tessa has a unique and intriguing style of painting. It is a personal technique she has dubbed "paint, slice and re-create".  A method she developed while teaching Secondary School Visual Arts. Tessa also has a background in Graphic Design, and she believes that the constant exposure to imagery and experimentation have inspired her to develop this style.


When I paint in my 'slat painting style', I explore the idea of fragmenting realism, and I use my signature  method of ‘paint, slice and re-create' to achieve this. I discovered this slat painting concept when I was experimenting with depth and layering on canvas and board, exploring ideas of perspectives in nature, and trying to create the illusion of juxtaposing realistic elements. I pulled out the saw and I could not see any reason not to slice up my paintings, and push the boundaries of composition. This was the start of my journey.

The challenge in my work is to present a piece that leads the eye on a staccato journey across the scene, composing a new vista corresponding to affinities of form, line and angles, which result in a unique and abstract signature piece of artwork.

​I  am a full time artist with the passion to keep developing my work. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in any of my pieces. I also welcome commissions. 

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