Tessa Perceval was born in Melbourne in 1947, the eldest daughter of the late John Perceval and Mary Boyd. She spent her childhood in Melbourne enjoying the family background of painting and pottery before going to London with her family in 1963. Upon the family returned to Australia in 1965 she began painting professionally. Tessa held her first solo exhibition in London in 1971 and since then she has exhibited widely in Australia and England. Throughout her career spanning 40 years as a landscape painter she has travelled extensively, painting on location in Australia, England, France, Italy, Holland, Spain, Corfu, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Tessa’s work is in many private collections internationally and in public collections in Australia.