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Sketches of a Dream: Part II

Sketches of a Dream: Part II

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Alex Jeffers
October 2017 | Read
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Young British artist and illustrator Tessa Lyons, 29, is a leading figure in contemporary mountain culture. In the second part of this exclusive LEGEND preview, we showcase a wide-ranging selection of her recent work, which takes inspiration from places as far-flung as Patagonia, Australia's Blue Mountains, the Scottish Highlands, Iceland, and Tessa's home in Snowdonia, Wales.

 

west fjords, iceland, art

West fjords, Iceland

 

 

ben nevis, scotland, art

Ben Nevis, Scotland

 

 

cwm idwal, wales, art

Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia, Wales

 

 

monte fitzroy, chalten massif, patagonia, art

Monte Fitzroy, Chalten Massif, Patagonia

 

 

black sail pass, cumbria, england, art

Black Sail Pass, Cumbria, England

 

 

ancient art, fisher towers, utah, art

Ancient Art, Fisher Towers, Utah

 

 

haystacks, cumbria, england, art

Haystacks, Cumbria, England

 

 

keyhole cave, millstone edge, peak district, england, art

Keyhole Cave, Millstone Edge, Peak District, England

 

 

London wall, millstone edge, peak district, england, art

London Wall, Millstone Edge, Peak District, England

 

 

summit, mountains, art

The Way to the Summit 

 

 

hanging rock, blue mountains, new south wales, australia, art

Hanging Rock, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

 

 

stanage edge, peak district, england, art

Stanage Edge, Peak District, England

 

 

oban island, lismore island, scotland, art

Oban and Lismore Island, Scotland 

 

 


 

 

Tessa Lyons studied Illustration at the University of Brighton where she was awarded the ‘Highly Commended Award’ by Japan's Nagoya University of Arts. Since graduating, she has had gone on to exhibit throughout the UK in both group and solo exhibitions, including shortlisting for the Haworth Prize at the Mall Galleries in London. Most recently, she received the Fleck Fellowship Award from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada.


Coming from an illustration background, she works alongside organisations who share her passion for the outdoors at the heart of their initiative, including The British Mountaineering Council, The National Trust, the Kendal Mountain Festival and magazines such as 
Alpinist, Rock & Ice, Climb, and Trailrunner amongst others. Tessa now lives in North Wales, amongst the mountains of Snowdonia, where she divides her time between climbing and drawing.

 

To find out more about her work and commissions, visit her Adventures in Art website

 

 


 

 

 

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Alex Jeffers

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