About Tessa Lang


About Tessa Lang


"I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me".  Henri Matisse

artist bio

Tessa Lang is a painter in Asheville, NC.  Growing up with an art teacher for a mother, she was inspired by the work of Matisse, Van Gogh, and Picasso.  She became captivated with palette knife work while studying in France.  Now in the River Arts District, Tessa’s abstract pieces include representational and non-representational components.


Tessa began showing and selling work while living in Tokyo.  Her first exhibition was all oil painted, non-representational, palate knife work.  She began working with ink while living in Tokyo, and enjoys the extreme pigments, flowing nature they embody, and “in the moment” boldness it takes to work with them.  Her work continues to transform, and her unique abstract style is electrifying.  Tessa is currently using oil bar in a extremely contemporary human body series.  They lend texture, action, and boldness to a piece.  The animals are abstract up close, but come together when viewing a few steps back.  Art is her means of self-expression, and she encourages viewers to interpret each piece for themselves.


Artist Statement

My paintings are my mind and soul on a canvas.  They embody freedom, eccentricity, and exuberance.  The process is extremely intense: a flurry of mental energy and physicality.  I know my work is coming to life when it begins to dance, and spirit begins to soar.  My ambition and passion lead to a variety of media and technique that delivers the clients’ and my vision.




My Studio

The Wedge Studios- River Arts District

129 Roberts St
Asheville, NC, 28801

Floor 1