Tahnee Lonsdale - bespoke games
Tahnee Lonsdale at work in her studio. Art Chess by Tahnee Lonsdale. “Spread” by Tahnee Lonsdale (extract)

Tahnee Lonsdale is a London based artist who studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, graduating in 2007. Storytelling plays a huge part in the creation of her work, although the use of colour is what strikes you first. Solitary creatures, mundane objects and, religious iconography, are scattered across imagined scenarios.

colourful abstract painting
“Helmet Head” by Tahnee Lonsdale
Artist Tahnee Lonsdale Source: 55 Factory

My chess sets refer back to a narrative I used early on in my painting practice: a lone polar bear lost in a stark forest. From a distance the chess pieces look like a series of dots and lines, much like an animal print. However, on closer inspection, little scenes of the bear and the landscape in which he is lost, reveal themselves.

Tahnee Lonsdale

For more information about Tahnee Lonsdale visit: www.tahneelonsdale.com

Dark grey chess pieces with Pink accents by Tahnee Lonsdale on maple chess board
Art Chess by Tahnee Lonsdale

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Pink and yellow chess pieces by Tahnee Lonsdale on maple board
Art Chess by Tahnee Lonsdale. “I Used to Go to Church” by Tahnee Lonsdale