In the creative and eclectic little town of Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia, Tess resides—a vibrant artist whose life is an ongoing expression of creativity.

As a woman, lover, mother, and artist, Tess’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of art and the relentless pursuit of creative expression. Fueled by shared dreams and boundless curiosity, Tess and her husband Caleb embarked on a remarkable journey that would shape their lives in profound ways. With a spirit of spontaneity and a thirst for adventure, they embraced the nomadic lifestyle the film industry gifts, traversing the globe and immersing themselves in diverse cultures—a rich tapestry of experiences that would inspire Tess’s artistic evolution.

Dance has always been Tess’s guiding force, infusing her work with a sense of rhythm and movement that skirts outside traditional boundaries. From her early days as a dancer and choreographer to her later explorations in design and writing, Tess’s art is a dynamic expression of her innermost thoughts and emotions.

After studying design at The Karl Von Busse Institute of Design and establishing herself as a freelance designer, Tess felt a stirring within her—a longing to explore the depths of her creativity in new and uncharted ways. This bold leap of faith led her to embark on a journey of discovery, culminating in the creation of her debut book, “The Apricot Memoirs,” a breathtaking fusion of words, colors, and emotions that captured the hearts of readers around the world.

With each subsequent work, including “The Moonflower Monologues” and “The Stars Nodded,” Tess continued to push the boundaries of her artistry, delving deeper into the realms of prose, poetry, and visual storytelling. Her unique perspective and unwavering dedication to her craft have earned her widespread acclaim and recognition as an artist and evolving writer. 

For Tess, creativity is not just a practice—it is a way of life, an innate part of her being that beholds every aspect of her existence. The pursuit of beauty and the joy of creation are the driving forces behind her work, guiding her through moments of inspiration and discovery. Through conversation and prayer, Tess seeks communion, this place of solace allows her eyes to become awake to the beauty that surrounds her, finding art in the everyday moments that often go unnoticed.

As Tess continues to navigate the ever-changing landscape of creativity, she remains grounded in her commitment to growth and self-expression. Through her new Substack newsletter, “Catching Shower Flowers,” she invites audiences into her world, sharing glimpses of her creative process and the inspirations that fuel her artistic vision.

In Tess’s art, one finds a reflection of the human experience—a celebration of life’s joys, sorrows, and everything in between. With each brushstroke and syllable, she invites us to journey alongside her, exploring the boundless possibilities of the creative process and discovering beauty in the most unexpected places. For Tess, art is not merely a vocation—it is a way of life, a sacred journey of discovery and expression that continues to unfold with each passing day.

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