Tessa Pullan, born in 1953, was apprenticed to John Skeaping R.A. in 1971, followed by further studies at the City and Guilds Art College and at the Royal Academy Schools .
Her work is mainly figurative and is in the form of bronze, carved wood and stone and wood constructions of animals and birds. She undertakes both human and animal portraiture. She exhibits in Europe and North America and her commissions include the American Civil War Horse memorial outside the Virginia Historical Institute, commissioned by Paul Mellon and the Horse and Rider, commissioned in steel, for the Black Country Route, Wolverhampton. Her work in public collections includes the National Portrait Gallery, London,t he National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut.