And still my garden grows (#1)
34 x 44 cm (framed) 35 x 25 cm (unframed)
Ed no.1 from a series of 6 mono-types
Tessa Holmes graduated from the Slade School of Art in 1998 with an MFA in printmaking. She was a print tutor at the London College of Communication for twelve years, teaching Graphic Design and Book Art students. She has been a member of the Printmakers Council for almost 30 years.
She has a small studio in Forest Hill, south east London – and works between there and her caravan in Rye Harbour, East Sussex. Tessa has an eclectic approach to her practice; while printmaking is her primary focus, she also works as an illustrator and photographer. Her work is in a number of public art collections and she exhibits regularly in the UK.
‘And still my garden grows’ (#1) is a direct response to the call out from ROSL for the Color exhibition. During lockdown (and beyond) maintaining her garden has kept her occupied and sane! It has provided her with a great source of inspiration and joy - watching the seasons unfold and the garden develop and blossom. A reminder that despite the prevailing winds of uncertainty and gloom - the cycle of life continues and shines. Indomitable!