Tess was born and raised on O’ahu, Hawai’i. Where she attended the University of Hawai’i at Manoa campus and studied under international artists. She will finish her bachelors in Art and Art History this spring, here on the Logan campus. During her time at the Caine College of the Arts, she has proved her value as an undergraduate artist researcher, receiving grant and travel money to share her work on a series of conceptual paintings about Alzheimer’s Disease. Tess believes that her secondary education has provided her the unique temporal advantage to communicate easily with teen students. She says …” In the timeline of artistic development, I am not too far ahead of the beginner so that I cannot be heard. I am close in enough to their stage that I can understand their learning perspective. Art is my modus vivendi and passion, I am more than happy to try and past that gift along.”
Photo by Madlyn Petty.