STILL WATERS RUN DEEP | Mixed media | 65x85cm
Tessa Jane specialises in a mixed media approach to her work, whether large or small scale, and regards it as ‘paintings with purpose’ since some pieces are functional. Her work has many layers, visually and conceptually, using printed, collaged and drawn media. She transposes her drawings onto silk-screen and builds the messages and stories by layering. This is often in response to poetry and the written word: sometimes her own. The places portrayed are precious to her, to be sustained and protected. It is fundamental to her practice to recycle and repurpose, sourcing discarded objects and giving them renewed value.
She was awarded the Emerging Artist Bursary 2014 from the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, gained first prize at The Oxford International Art Exhibition in 2016, and took part in the XI Florence Biennale 2017.