Tessa Miller is an artist of Fijian and Samoan heritage, based in Suva, Fiji. Her work is often displayed at resorts in Fiji.
Tessa's mosaic art enlivens pools, bathrooms, floor panels, tables and walkways across Fiji. She draws her inspiration from the Fijian environment, especially the marine life of the surrounding reefs.
Other works depicting Pacific themes in a contemporary style include mosaic art for mirror frames, plates, planters and tile inserts.
Tessa now runs a small shop called Namana, on the Coral Coast seafront next to Outrigger Resort, where works from other local arts and craftspeople are also on display.
Tessa is also an active members of the Western Arts & Crafts Society, a Nadi-based support group that helps to promote traditional and contemporary craftspeople and artists from throughout Fiji. The society holds a quarterly art fair and market at Denarau Island, near the Sheraton, and an art gallery displays an eclectic range of work, giving an excellent overview of the diversity of the emerging Fijian art scene.
Source: Heather Ramsay