JORDAN, Tessa Shedley

1948 - ?

Tessa Jordan

Born in the Hammersmith district of London on 30 July 1948, daughter of Albert P. Jordan and his wife Margery Joan née Gill (1915-2000), who married at Hendon, Middlesex in 1946. Tessa was educated at Christ's Hospital and studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts 1965-1969, a foundation course year which was followed by a three year Dip.AD course, her teaching staff included Euan Uglow (1932-2000), Ben Levine (1938-2010) and Christopher Chamberlain (1918-1994). In her final year Tessa took on some paid illustration work for the 'Times Literary Supplement' and 'Radio Times' and after leaving college took up children’s book illustration as a career. She married at Merton, Surrey in 1971, Roy D Hamilton, they had one daughter, and Tessa still works as Tessa Jordon or Tessa Shedley-Jordan. She taught drawing and painting both privately and tutoring adult education courses at the West Suffolk College. She commenced painting seriously in 2002, exhibiting with local art societies having her first gallery exhibition at the Hunter Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk in 2005 since when she has exhibited regularly both at the Hunter Gallery and at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London. Her work has been accepted by the Royal Watercolour Society Open at the Bankside and the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. A member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists' and attended life classes two or three days a month also has taken in a few courses with the New English Art Club at the Royal Academy, and at the Bankside Gallery with the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours. www.tshedleyjordan.co.uk





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