Delight for artist Tessa

AN ARTIST from Alpheton has had her work chosen for a national exhibition.

Tessa Shedley Jordan, 63, will have her watercolour, entitled The Old Jugs, shown with around 100 others in The Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries from September 12 to 18.

It is the third time in four years that Mrs Shedley Jordan has been selected for the exhibition, which will go on to tour around the country.

“I was thrilled when I got in as it is one of my simpler works,” she said. “I usually paint fruit, vegetables and shellfish, and am just recently returning to classic still life subjects – I have had too much green in my work.”

Mrs Shedley Jordan, who has been showing her watercolours at The Hunter Gallery in Long Melford since 2005, will compete for a first prize of £10,000, to be announced at an awards ceremony on September 14.

“I doubt very much that I will win, but my work has been chosen to be toured across the country after the exhibition,” she said.

“I’m just hoping that it goes on from here – it is a very important exhibition for watercolourists.”

A selection of Mrs Shedley Jordan’s work is currently on display at The Hunter Gallery in Hall Street, Long Melford.