I am a Brighton based Photographic artist and Arts educator, and share my home with my husband, two children and our beloved Bengal.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, an MA in photography and have worked as a freelance photographer for 25 years, predominantly for the entertainment, education, and wedding sectors.

In 2007, I began teaching photography and art, alongside my own personal art practice and freelance work. I find this role incredibly important, and feel very lucky that sharing my knowledge, techniques and experience can inspire students to explore their creativity to the fullest. My primary aim is to help students engage, experiment and develop creatively as well as academically. Encouraging autonomy and confidence for their own visual language and assisting students with UCAS applications for creative industry pathways is hugely rewarding. It is vital to keep the arts thriving in education and I am gratified to be part of this student journey.

With my art practice I am continuously thinking of new ways I can visually communicate my thoughts and inspirations. Photography, printmaking and collage are the main processes I work with and the work you see on this site is a reflection and representation of who I am both artistically and personally.  I am ever more mindful of sustainability and my work is created with  consideration. My work is exhibited locally and nationally, please follow me on Instagram for information about upcoming exhibitions.


Artist Statement:

Tess’s fine art practice explores reoccurring themes centered around the cyclical rhythm of time within mother nature, rites of passage, memory, connections, mythologies and organic natural forms.

Experimenting with either alternative photographic processes, analogue, collage techniques or digital photography, Tess aims to produce poetic visual metaphors, either by abstracting the image, layering, overlapping, or building upon the geometric shapes and intricacies of delicate plant life, sometimes held against the monumental quality of trees and skeletal structures. Tess’ digital collages of macro floral compositions combine elements of form, colour, pattern and texture which aim to honour the ephemeral yet hugely vital qualities of nature.

“We think of photographs as fact, but they can also be fiction, metaphor or poetry. They are of the here and now, but they can be downright utilitarian or they can be the stuff of dreams.”  –  Gerry Badger, art critic


Please see my different Art portfolios pages for fine art photographic prints, original collage pieces and cyanotype prints. available for sale.

Online shop coming soon!



Please see my education page for information on GCSE, A Level Art and photography 1:1 tutorial and UCAS application support.

Art & Design Educational Support


Do you need some extra guidance with your art exam projects? Are you struggling with meeting the assessment criteria or need help exploring and conceptualising the themes of the project?


With experience in both Edexcel and AQA exam boards I know what is required to meet all assessment objectives. I offer in person or zoom 1:1 sessions where you would receive individual, tailored support and guidance during your GCSE or A LEVEL Art and photography components to work towards a successful outcome.


A 1:1 tutorial is £35 per hour.


Creative UCAS application processes:


Creativity encourages personal growth, freedom to explore ideas and emotions in imaginative ways. This can lead to a wide range of career opportunities in creative industries that perhaps you are not aware of. I can guide you on the right path towards the career that suits your strengths and abilities. I can also offer guidance and tips to writing a stand out personal statement for your UCAS application as well as supporting you in the development of your portfolio.


A 1:1 tutorial is £35 per hour.



Please contact me to arrange a free 10-minute online consultation to discuss your needs and see if this is something for you on 07786576626. 

Wow! Huge thanks to you Tess for capturing so many magic moments of my son. These are beautifully natural and fun shots that truly reflect his personality, conveying this moment of time perfectly. I can highly recommend Tess over and over knowing that anyone will be as thrilled as I am!

In all my years in the entertainment industry, Tess was by far the best photographer I have worked with. She’s brilliant at bringing out my personality and getting the best from me and her photos have always been nothing short of excellent. She brings fun to a shoot and knows exactly what she’s after from her subject. I wouldn’t work with anyone else.

Not only did Tess create and capture the most wonderful photos of me, she made me feel relaxed, happy and confident. She is a joy to work with and have beautiful photographs, which I am able to use for years to come.