Born in Suffolk in 1955, Tessa is the daughter of artist, Mary Newcomb and has exhibited regularly since 1977, locally, abroad and in London.

1972 - 73 Norwich School of Art

1973 -76 Bath Academy of Art

1976 BA Honour’s Degree in Fine Art, Bath Academy

1977 Wimbledon School of Art (advanced printmaking course)

1984 Eastern Arts Grant

1985 - 89 Adult Classes, Art and Ceramics


In London: Outside London:

The Picture Gallery Winchester Contemporary Art

Morley College Kentmere House, York

Crane Art Kettle’s Yard Open

Chelsea Art Society Leicester City Gallery

Contemporary Art Fair (1994 - 98) Bradford Metropolitan Museum

20th Century Art Fair Fry Gallery, Saffron Walden

Crane Kalman New Ashgate, Farnham

Cadogan Contemporary The Mercury Gallery, Edinburgh

Piers Feetham The Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

Coram Gallery Manchester Art Fair

Steeple End Gallery, Halesworth Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh

Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh


1977 Pottergate Gallery, Norwich

1979 Galerie de Teltoor, Netherlands

1980 Galerie Ploemp, Oulde Delft, Netherlands

1982 Fulham Fine Art, London

1985,89,92,95 The Old School House, Wighton, Norfolk

1987,91 Christopher Hull, London

1995 Primervera, Cambridge

1996 Chappel Galleries, Colchester