Tessa Barringer | BIO < back to artists

Tessa Barringer has spent her working life as a teacher of English but has always nurtured a desire to draw and paint. After years of intermittent night classes, correspondence courses and summer schools, she finally took the plunge in 2010 and enrolled at the Dunedin School of Art to complete a Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts (painting). In 2015, she took early retirement from teaching so that she could focus on developing her art practice. She has a long-held fascination with portraiture but also, and especially recently, has been developing work that arises from her observations of and her deep sense of connection to the natural world.

2016: ‘Observations (Group Show) The Artist’s Room

2015: ‘Gathering’ (with Jane Crisp) The Artist’s Room

2012: ‘Seven +2’, (Group Show) The Artist’s Room

2012: ‘Works on Paper’, (Group Show) The Artist’s Room

2010: SITE 10, Otago Polytechnic

2009: Paper Works V, (Group Show) The Artist’s Room