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