Wild Lands:

Tess Recordon

15 to 26 September 2021
  • Peggy Jay Gallery
    Access through the House or cafe

Wild Lands

Tess Recordon (Burgh House Artist in Residence, 2016) returns to Burgh House with recent paintings and prints.

Rainbow coloured rocks in the Atacama desert, glaciers in Patagonia to soggy autumn Lake District vistas and Scottish Islands. The unexpected drama and beauty of landscape continues to inspire Recordon’s work.

‘My work is an exploration of the recollections from these journeys. I work solely from memory (no sketches or snaps) to re-imagine landscapes I’ve walked in. My techniques are unusual in that I never use a brush to make marks or lines. Paint is poured from jars and manipulated by tipping the canvas. Layers of colour build up to add depth, movement and intensity. I constantly explore and push for new effects to capture the soul and essence of a place without the constraints of style. Each painting is therefore unique and speciGic to a place. Whether the paint is poured, pigment added, sanded off or re-applied, the artistic process is not hidden from the viewer and can be seen under the Ginal surface. Though tangible, the landscapes leave much to the viewer’s imagination.’

Tess Recordon studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art (now part of the University of the Arts London). Since graduating in 1991, Tess has worked as a professional painter. Represented by galleries and agents in Cambridge, London and Cornwall. She often works to a large scale for
public and designer led commissions in Government offices, Universities and Hospitals and also for the Hotel industry, corporate and private clients.

Tess was the first Artist in Residence at Burgh House in 2016!