March 26, 2012

Going Skiing

Tessa Guze, Going Skiing, oil on canvas, 36"x24"
This is a painting I did after going skiing for the first time in Muju, Korea.
This painting is currently on display at the GIC (Gwangju International Center) in Gwangju Korea.
To see more of my work visit my children's book illustrations blog or my painting portfolio website.

March 19, 2012

Harry the White Carousel Horse

Tessa Guze, Harry the White Carousel Horse Cover, oil and digital
Tessa Guze, Harry the White Carousel Horse Spread 2, oil and digital

Tessa Guze, Harry the White Carousel Horse Spread 6, oil and digital

Tessa Guze, Harry the White Carousel Horse Spread 10, oil and digital
This is a children's book I recently finished illustrating. The book is called Harry the White Carousel Horse. It is about the all white carousel horse in the carousel at the mall in Washington DC. The author of the book Karin Tetlow noticed that none of the children wanted to ride the all white horse, they were only interested in the other colorful horses. The book is about Harry accepting who he is and learning to be happy with the way he looks.
The book is in the Public Library Association's 14th National Conference at the convention center in Philadelphia, PA. The book is in the IBPA catalon (INdependent Book Publishers Association). Their website is:
The book will be in the Library show and in the regional section for Independent Publisher Book Awards.

To see more of my work please visit my painting portfolio website or to see more horse paintings visit my equestrian paintings blog.

March 14, 2012

First Snow

Tessa Guze, Ear Muffs, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"

I have always hated winter. I hate the cold. I hate winter clothing. However living in Korea, I have started to enjoy winter (I didn't really have a choice). I went skiing for the first time, and loved it! I also discover that wearing half a dozen layers of clothing truly does help to ward off the cold. Here in Korea there are lots of cute and fashionable winter clothing and paraphernalia, including the huge earmuffs I have painted in this picture. I  have learned to see the beauty of falling snow and of people struggling to protect themselves from the cold (while remaining fashionably chic).

This painting is currently on display at the Gwangju International Center. It is part of a solo exhibition of my work titled, Portraits of Life. All the paintings in the show are paintings I have done in the past few months since moving to Korea.

To see more of my work please visit my painting portfolio website.

March 7, 2012

Women's Works, 25th Anniversary Show

Tessa Guze, Lips, oil on canvas,

This painting is in the Women's Works 2012 25th Anniversary Show, in the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois. This show is run by the NAAC (Northwest Area Arts Council).
The show opens on March 8th. There will be a Gala Night Opening Reception is March 24th at 7PM CST with over 500 people attending. The show will continue through April 29th.
For more information about the show you can visit NAAC's website: or the Women's Works website: Anyone in the area please stop by and check out the show!

If you are interested in seeing more similar work please visit my portrait portfolio on my website, my fine arts blog, or my portraits blog.

March 2, 2012

HeART for Hope

Tessa Guze, Determination, oil on canvas

The Duange Prateep Foundation is organizing an art exhibition and auction to mark the first anniversary of the Japanese tsunami. Pieces of artwork have been donated by artists from all over the world and will be auctioned. The money raised from the auction will fund a nine-day-camp for Japanese and Thai victims of the tsunamis and other severe hardships. They will learn that they are not alone in their present suffering. There are other victims who have shared similar fates. They will engage in activities of experience-sharing and mutual support so they can begin to emerge from their current suffering and find hope in their futures.

The exhibition and auction will be held on March 10-12, 2012 at the Central World Complex at Rajprasong, Bankok.

To see more similar work visit my painting portfolio website or my fine arts blog.