Press Coverage

The Turner Society News magazine  Spring 2020

Tessa was featured in The Turner Society News – ‘Words and Pictures: Turner’s Correspondence and the Art of Tessa Sulston’ pages 9 – 12. Tessa was interviewed in her studio by Art Historian Sam Smiles in February 2020.

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Artists and Illustrators magazine May 2013

Enjoy a top Cornish painting holiday in our Callington School of Art competition


Based in the glorious Tamar Valley in Cornwall, the Callington School of Art is one of the UK’s leading destinations for painting holidays and courses. This month, one lucky reader drawn at random will enjoy a full six-day residential art holiday of their choosing at the school – a prize worth up to £750.
Our winner can choose from a range of six-day courses on offer, while enjoying four-star accommodation, top facilities and experienced art tutors catering to all levels of ability.
To find out more about the Callington School of Art and the courses they offer, call (01579) 383491 or visit
This competition has now closed.
Artists and Illustrators
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This is what the winner of our competition said about her course:


‘I was lucky enough to win your magazine’s competition of a week’s course at Callington School of Art in Cornwall. I chose a course in mixed media which I attended over the Easter break from my London Foundation in Fine Arts course at Mary Ward in London. I thought the readers would be delighted to hear about this as it turned out to be a wonderful prize. Callington Art School is a charming traditional Cornish building which incorporates a guest house and spacious studio for painting as well as printing and photography. I had full board in a double room with ensuite. The establishment is run by Tessa and Peter Sulston, a warm-hearted and entertaining couple who are living their dream. Tessa was an art tutor in Oxford previously and she has found a way to continue her art practice as well as teaching her students the traditional skills of drawing, painting, printing and photography. Peter runs the guest house, admin, driving and most importantly the cooking. We were given three meals a day and every dish was a picture in its own right and delicious. The course took place in the studio which was hung with work from several generations of Tessa’s family – brilliant portraits and photographs and paintings of the Cornish landscape from traditional to more modern interpretations. I received in depth tuition in charcoal drawing, watercolour and my favourite of silk screen printing. We were taken to the coast to gather material for our work – photos, drawings in our sketch books, rocks, shells, sea weed etc. I was encouraged to keep returning to my charcoal drawing and it certainly improved especially seeing new aspects as I went along. I had fun with some watercolour and received more tuition in the art of really noticing. Tessa soon spotted that I would like the silk screen where I could use my love of colour and a more abstract approach. Peter made me a silk screen so I could continue on my return to London. I attach a photo of me admiring my work with pleasure at the end of a very fulfilling week.’




‘Past, Present and Future’ – a DTTV exhibition at Mount Edgcumbe Gallery October 2013


Tessa’s works were in ‘The Past’ section and also seen here in ‘The Future’ section: the three square pieces based on the shipping forecast and sketchbooks of it’s development on the table.DSC_0007


‘Artists and Illustrators’ interviewed two ladies that had met on one of our courses:



‘Artists and Illustrators’ giving us more publicity!



‘Western Morning News’ featuring work at a DTTV exhibition:


When we first moved to Cornwall “Cornwall Today’ interviewed us for this article:

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