Tessa Hale

Since entering a painting competition as a child and winning the coveted blue paintbox prize Art has been a major part of Tessa’s life and work. Progressing from painting on the kitchen table Tessa went on to graduate as a teacher of Art and Design in both schools and college and In Art courses for adults. When retirement beckoned a chance conversation with a friend introduced her to Sudbourne Park Printmakers .

Becoming a member of this creative community of printmakers provided the opportunity for Tessa to focus on her own work as a printmaker in the company of fellow artists where sharing ideas and experience working together is enriching for everyone.

Tessa has worked with a variety of print processes but currently she is exploring a Monoprint and Drypoint etching process. Drawings of different landscapes are transformed into an image for the print process. The aim is to capture an ‘essence of place’ In a painterly print. As well using the structure found in a landscape Tessa focuses on colour, shape line and pattern using these in a playful way to bring variation or transformation from landscape to the finished print.

In discovering Sudbourne Park Tessa found fellow creative artists to work with and  a new inspiring creative life in the beautiful surroundings of Bothy Yard .

Wilding at Kyson Point
Monoprint and drypoint

Walberswick Winter
Reduction lino

Monoprint with drypoint

Green Waters
Monoprint with drypoint

Morecambe Bay
Monoprint with drypoint

Dunstanburgh Bay
Monoprint with drypoint


Big Windy Day