Tess Turner grew up on the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Her travels during the early part of her life took her throughout Europe and later to the USA and Middle East. Traveling became the beginning and foundation of her education in art. She has been and continues to be influenced by these experiences. Apart from her little island which has so much ancient history, from mosaics to old streets to the turquoise sea that surrounds it, her travels to other countries have woken the sleeping giant. Wanting to capture what she sees and share it as her own vision defines her as an artist with her own extraordinary style.