The work of Tessa Holmes is known for its characteristic graphic style - energetic, engaging and playful.  Printmaking is her main passion: “print is such an exciting and versatile medium. I enjoy experimenting with techniques - mixing and matching, breaking the rules…”


Tessa  studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, graduating 1998 with an MFA in printmaking. She was lead print tutor at the London College of Communication for 12 years teaching Graphic Design and Book Arts students. She has been a member of the Printmakers Council for over 30 years.  


She now works exclusively from her studio in Havelock Walk, Forest Hill, south east London. She is a frequent visitor to East Sussex where her caravan at Rye Harbour is the  starting point for much of her recent work.


Tessa exhibits regularly throughout the UK; her work is in a number of public and private collections, including the Government Art Collection, Scarborough Museum, Manchester Met and the V&A.  She is represented by Rye Art Gallery and


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A short film recently made for the PMC describes a number of the techniques and processes she uses:

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