All Images are Copyrighted by Tessa
Johnson. All rights are reserved.
Tessa's current pieces
“I was cleaning
my studio, getting rid of everything unnecessary, purging: and there
I found 25 years worth
of small boxes
with fragments of the landscape. I really could not ignore this.”
Fragments of the landscape are rocks, pine needles, shells, lichen, sand,
sticks, small pieces of glass, ground cover, presses leaves, etc. Tessa
works in pastel, watercolor, oil and hand pulled prints as well as “ fragments
of the landscape”, her process is fluid and deliberate. Natural
patterns emerge into drawings and paintings. Found wood, metal and other
natural detritus is fashioned into mobiles, stables, and totems.
Her artwork has explored a variety of aspects of “landscape” over
the years: vast landscapes with big skies, the indigenous cowboy, flora
of the mountains, high deserts, and now fragments of the landscape.
One patron remarked “ Your pieces connect me with the natural world
when it is most needed.”