Tessa Guze

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Introduction I am inspired by other living creatures and the ways they perceive the world. I choose to paint subjects that I have a deep emotional response to. I always sympathize with the underdog, the downtrodden, and the undervalued. I am driven to learn about different cultures and ways of life. I intend my paintings to help viewers understand and accept people and creatures who seem different from themselves. I do not want viewers to have to read my Artist Statement in order to understand what my paintings are saying – I want my work to speak to them directly. To this end I strive to bring my subjects to life so that they are immediately comprehensible and the viewer has an opportunity to find common ground with them. I paint in oil because of the rich complexity of the medium and the variety of techniques it makes possible. These allow me to represent a recognizable natural world, while increasing the interest and emotional impact of the painting with brush stokes, textures and glazes. My hope is that my work can communicate with as wide a range of people as possible, reaching across differences in culture, age, knowledge and personality. To see or read more visit: tessaguze.com.
Interests art, painting, teaching, animals, illustration, portraiture, fine art, nature, books, sports, traveling, people, painting, drawing