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Tessa Lyons Adventures in Art

My work is about the affinity I feel towards mountains. I love being outside in beautiful, vast landscapes because they offer a sense of perspective which may have something to do with the scale of yourself within the surroundings.

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I work on the biggest pieces of paper possible to reflect this sense of perspective in my work, for me it makes sense for landscape drawings to be massive and expressive. I particularly enjoy working in charcoal and chalk as it allows me to work directly on to the paper with my hands and I find this tactile approach to using raw materials really satisfying.

When I get back from a trip and I’m really buzzing from the experience, I stretch out a massive blank sheet of paper across my wall and start to draw, often hours can pass without me even realising it. I’m inspired by being outside in beautiful places especially mountains because they’re so grand and offer interesting perspectives.

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