Hello I'm Tessa.

 

I am a children's book illustrator and writer. Most days you can find me in my home studio located on a little island surrounded by tall trees and woodland creatures. I love beautiful textures, simple design, and creating delicate pencil drawings. Though I never fulfilled my childhood dream of becoming a dancer, I still express my appreciation for dance through my artwork. I also use my home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest as inspiration for my art.

 

In my spare time I create landscape paintings,  paper dioramas, and stop motion videos which give added dimension and life to my illustrations.

 

I create because it brings joy and beauty to my life. I hope that others find as much joy as I do in my work.

 

About me

 

I grew up in a military family in Orem, Utah, surrounded by lovely mountains. I have been an artist all my life. I drew pictures  and gave them to teachers, doctors, and the tooth fairy (she was my hero) because I knew it would bring a smile to their face. After high school I stayed local and attended Brigham Young University where I received my BFA in illustration. I currently reside on Bainbridge Island, WA with my family where we garden and hike during the summer months.

 

To learn more about me or to see what I’m up to please visit my instagram page. For contact information, click here.

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