“They are about memory. Inevitably, as I’ve got older, my memory has got more complex, and the sense of recession
more insistent. I find that time, and the constraints of life, offer some sort of grid into which
I can throw my images; one memory often overlaid
I enjoy drawing architecture on large sheets of canvas because it provides plenty of structure that I can run off into dizzy perspective. I like to twist a grandiose scheme,
to look inside it and pull it apart.
The seasons produce another structural layer because I work as a gardener and live near exquisite countryside. The blanks in the canvas are the
blanks in my memory, easy to live with because my mind is clear; but in their sharp corners there is a little bit of
Tessa Christie studied at Farnham, Surrey and at the Slade School of Fine Art, Londonand is a member of Borderlands Artists