• Tessa Lyons

Adventures in Art

As an artist and a climber I am interested in the visual appeal of geology. Why it is that alpinists are drawn to certain mountains or why rock climbers describe certain routes or lines in rock as beautiful. As a climber I want to experience these places but as an artist I want to capture the essence of them.

My work is about my love of being outside in beautiful, natural surroundings. I'm an avid rock climber and have been since I was young. One of the things that I enjoy most about climbing is the amazing places it can take you to. My work ties together my passion for these landscapes along with my enjoyment of drawing. A lot of my work is concerned with exploring our relationship to the landscape.

Select clients include;

British Mountaineer Council

Banff Mountain Book & Art Fesitval

Kendal Mountain Festival

National Trust

Alpinist Magazine

Vertebrate Publishing

Climb Magazine

Rock & Ice Magazine

Trailrunner Magazine

Youth Hostel Association

Lowe Alpine

Mountain Equipment


'Fleck Fellowship' Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada. 2017

‘The Haworth Prize’ Mall Galleries shortlisted 2016

‘New Talent Award’ Association of Illustrators shortlisted 2011

‘Highly Commended Award’ Nagoya University 2011

Click here for an interview with Tessa abour her artwork on UKClimbing.

“It was a real pleasure working with Tessa for the Kendal Mountain Festival. This was by far the most striking and impactful visual we have ever created for KMF. We couldn’t have done it without Tessa’s impressive artistic and visual talent and subsequent hard work.”

Steve Scott, Director at KMF

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