￼Artist Tessa Mendoza mounts her first solo art exhibit entitled GRACIA at The Writers Bar, Raffles Makati this November 5-9, 2014. On view are abstract paintings and portraits in acrylic and gold leaf and mixed media.
Tessa describes herself as a self-taught artist who began by doodling on her school notebooks. Her teachers recommended art classes to her mother. Later on, Tessa would be accused by one of her art teachers of having someone else do her homework, as she could not believe Tessa could produce such work on her own.
In 1986, Tessa began to paint earnestly, taking private watercolour lessons with artist Jonah Salvosa.
In 1988 she got married, had four children and put the painting on the backseat.
Twenty one years later, while living in Canada, Tessa’s passion for the craft was reignited. She enrolled in several classes under distinguished Canadian and British artists and became an elected member of the Société des Artists Canadiens SCA, the Federation of Canadian Artists FCA, and the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.
The Writers Bar at Raffles Makati is open daily for from 6:30 AM to 12 midnight.
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