Tess Ainley

Tess has been collecting things since she was a young girl; tickets, labels, stamps, newspaper cuttings, letters, photographs; to name a few. These things have become a kind of diary of her life; places she has visited and things she has seen and experienced along the way. 

She spent a large part of her life travelling; observing people and places. She also loves to write; English Literature (especially writing poetry) and Art were her two favourite subjects at school. Tess says 'it seems natural, now, that I ended up working in mixed media but more specifically in collage,' as it is a combination of using scraps of paper, text and various pieces of ephemera; stitching together memories and creating stories, old and new. 

Tess' biggest inspiration is her faith. She is also inspired by nature, the landscape and more recently, the North Norfolk coast, which has become her home. She loves walking along the coastal paths, taking photographs and collecting things along the way.

Tess' work is full of positive affirmations. She wants other people to be touched by something in her work and tends to use muted colours to convey a feeling of stillness. She says 'the world can sometimes be full of noise and chaos; if someone looks at a piece of my work and it brings them a sense of peace and calm, then I feel I have fulfilled my purpose.'

If you are interested in commissioning Tess to make a bespoke piece of work, you can either pop by the gallery for a chat, email info@tessainleygallery.com or phone 01263 714024.

 

 

 

‘Prayers I’ Mixed Media on Paper 62.5 cm x 62.5 cm £795

 ‘Prayers II’ Mixed Media on Paper 62.5 cm x 62.5 cm £795 

 ‘Prayers III’ Mixed Media on Paper 62.5 cm x 62.5 cm £795

 ‘Go Gently’ Mixed Media on Paper 48 cm x 19.5 cm £195

 

‘Peace Love and Happiness’ Mixed Media on Paper 48 cm x 19.5 cm £195

‘It Is Our Light’ Mixed Media on Canvas 25 cm x 25 cm £150

 

'Coastal Path I' Mixed Media on Paper 34 cm x 34 cm £350

 

'North Norfolk I' Mixed Media on Paper 34 cm x 34 cm £350

'North Norfolk II' Mixed Media on Paper 34 cm x 34 cm £350

 

'By The Sea I’ Mixed Media on Paper 28.5 cm x 28.5 cm £225

'Bird II' Mixed Media on Paper 23 cm x 23 cm £150

 

'Let in the Light' Mixed Media on Paper 24cm x 29 cm £150

'Come' He Said Mixed Media on Paper Triptych 91 cm x 52 cm £500

 

'Let Your Light Shine' Mixed Media on Paper 24 cm x 24 cm £150

 

'Prayer 1' Mixed Media On Paper Diptych
24 cm x 45 cm £200

 

'Sometimes She Would Close Her Eyes'
Mixed Media On Paper 29 cm x 41 cm £250

'Psalm 26 v 8' Shrine Assemblage
24.5 cm x 40 cm £250

'The Coronation' Shrine Assemblage
24.5 cm x 35 cm £250