Tessa Houghton

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.'

Selected Works

Far reaching by Tessa Houghton

Far reaching

Paintings - 61x61 cm
Everlasting by Tessa Houghton


Paintings - 92x92 cm
Winter echoes by Tessa Houghton

Winter echoes

Paintings - 91x91 cm
Passage by Tessa Houghton


Paintings - 80x100 cm
By the river by Tessa Houghton

By the river

Paintings - 101x76 cm
Solid Air by Tessa Houghton

Solid Air

Paintings - 91x91 cm
Untold by Tessa Houghton


Paintings - 100x100 cm
Aerial by Tessa Houghton


Paintings - 76x76 cm
Wildflower by Tessa Houghton


Paintings - 30x30 cm
Zephyr by Tessa Houghton


Paintings - 91x122 cm

Magnolia in the woods

Paintings - 40x40 cm


Paintings - 30x30 cm

Moorland glow

Paintings - 50x76 cm


Paintings - 100x100 cm


Paintings - 63x81 cm

Hilltop light

Paintings - 25x25 cm


Paintings - 60x60 cm


Paintings - 60x60 cm

Water study

Paintings - 25x25 cm


Paintings - 60x60 cm

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