Tess graduated in 2013 from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelors in Fine Art and a Minor in Psychology.
Her career as a professional artist began in between school hours. She worked in gallery and studio spaces with other artists, expanding her creative capabilities from 2012 to 2014.
For most of her work, Tess looks to the internal psyche. Isolation is represented in solitary figure who becomes abstracted into the environment of the painting.
As a result of travel, she began to portray the grandeur of the natural world into pen and ink drawings, as well as acrylic paintings. Lately, her encounters with wildlife within state and national parks inspires a mesh of realism and abstraction. These two elements conceptually coexist within each piece as a representation of human and animal; one is not present without the other.
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