Artist BioTessea Antonis-Parr, self-taught painter, was born 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland. Tessea studied a double major at Towson University in International Studies and Community Health. She spent the first decade of her life living throughout several African countries. Her artistic process began as a child during frequent excursions to the marketplace and rural African villages with her family.
Her first series of paintings focused on original portrait sketches of children she taught while working in an Orphanage in Ethiopia. Tessea commonly employs gray scale to emote art in a contemporary realistic manner. Unexpected Art & Decor celebrated Tessea’s unprecedented break through SOLD OUT collection following an art show in April 2015. She is currently working on her forthcoming collection.