1955 - ?

Tessa Newcomb

Tessa Newcomb was born in the Hartismere district of Suffolk on 20 May 1955, daughter of Godfrey Newcomb (11 April 1921-17 April 2003) and his wife Mary Newcomb née Slatford, who married Withersdale Church, Suffolk on 22 August 1950. Tessa studied at Norwich School of Art 1972-1973 and obtained honours degree in Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art 1973-1976, completing a year's advanced printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art in 1977. She taught adult classes both in ceramics and in art in East Anglia 1985-1989. A painter in oil, with scenes of the Suffolk countryside and coastline dominating her work with Suffolk a place of odd encounters, an unkempt land and seascape featuring working figures, dogs, boats, churchyards, and allotments, all portrayed in her distinctive style. Tessa exhibited at the Royal Academy and had other mixed exhibitions at Panter and Hall and Mercury Gallery in London and Edinburgh and solo shows at Annexe Gallery, Wimbledon and at Christopher Hull Gallery, London from 1987 and at Chappel Galleries, Essex from 1996; Crane Kalman Gallery from 2002 and with Lena Boyle at Ainscough Contemporary Art and locally at Cork Brick Gallery, Bungay and The Strand, Aldeburgh. She has also completed several book jacket illustrations including for Julia Blackburn's 'Daisy in the Desert' and 'The Emperor's Last Island'. Tessa is represented in the Bradford Metropolitan Museum; Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester; Strawberry Hill College and Ocean and Transport. She donated to the Westhall Secret Postcard Auction in 2013 an oil 'Ducks and Dustbin' which realised 160.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Driftwood, Back Road, Wenhaston, Suffolk
2007 391 Seal Watching

Works by This Artist