Tessa Houghton

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Tessa Houghton studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University and soon after completing her degree, she moved to Barcelona and began to paint the sea.
The artist draws inspiration from the places she spends most of her time; the Catalonian coast, Pyrenees mountains and the dramatic and beautiful countryside of northern England
Tessa's paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the UK and in various places around the world, such as Barcelona, Singapore, Hong Kong, and New York.

Tessa Houghton creates dreamlike ethereal landscapes that are infused with light, texture, and infinite possibilities. Inspired by nature with its inherent symbolism and contrasts, the paintings attempt to explore themes of fragility and strength, transience and endurance, death and renewal. The most recent work pays homage to childhood and family and explores the strong emotional attachments we have with particular places and the memories that go with them.

'I believe in the power of suggestion and my paintings tend to hover between abstraction and figuration. The resulting images are ambiguous rather than definitive. I like the idea that they will trigger a memory or a sensation by being recognisable or familiar in some way and the final interpretation is left open to the viewer.'

Tessa Houghton Artworks

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    Everlasting by Tessa Houghton
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    Everlasting by Tessa Houghton

    Everlasting

    Paintings - 92x92 cm
    Winter echoes by Tessa Houghton
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    Winter echoes by Tessa Houghton

    Winter echoes

    Paintings - 91x91 cm
    Passage by Tessa Houghton
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    Passage by Tessa Houghton

    Passage

    Paintings - 80x100 cm
    By the river by Tessa Houghton
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    By the river by Tessa Houghton

    By the river

    Paintings - 101x76 cm
    Solid Air by Tessa Houghton
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    Solid Air by Tessa Houghton

    Solid Air

    Paintings - 91x91 cmRent for $235 /mo
    Untold by Tessa Houghton
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    Untold by Tessa Houghton

    Untold

    Paintings - 100x100 cm
    Aerial by Tessa Houghton
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    Aerial by Tessa Houghton

    Aerial

    Paintings - 76x76 cm
    Wildflower by Tessa Houghton
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    Wildflower by Tessa Houghton

    Wildflower

    Paintings - 30x30 cm
    Zephyr by Tessa Houghton
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    Zephyr by Tessa Houghton

    Zephyr

    Paintings - 91x122 cmRent for $280 /mo
    Magnolia in the woods by Tessa Houghton
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    Magnolia in the woods by Tessa Houghton

    Magnolia in the woods

    Paintings - 40x40 cm
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    Entangled by Tessa Houghton

    Entangled

    Paintings - 30x30 cm
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    Moorland glow by Tessa Houghton

    Moorland glow

    Paintings - 50x76 cm
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    Crash by Tessa Houghton

    Crash

    Paintings - 100x100 cm
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    Interlaced by Tessa Houghton

    Interlaced

    Paintings - 63x81 cmRent for $75 /mo
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    Hilltop light by Tessa Houghton

    Hilltop light

    Paintings - 25x25 cm
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    Kindred by Tessa Houghton

    Kindred

    Paintings - 60x60 cm

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