Tegan Jepson

Illustration - BA (Hons)

Established in Cambridge, I am an illustrator who is passionate about history, culture and the world of ancient beliefs. Often my work explores sensitive subjects, a key focus behind my illustrations, investigating the importance of understanding and re-engaging with the past and our own history.

My practice has developed from a personal interest of visiting local museums such as the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. I take inspiration from learning the history behind each of the objects on display, exploring every piece and its own pattern, from repetitive, symmetrical, or geometric. From this, I have drawn observations to create the beginnings of my work.

Inspired by cultures from around the world, my most recent work is based on a selection of the many cultures presented at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

In my practice, I explore using a range of mediums from paint, mixed-media, collage, digital, pen, ink and more. This has both refined my practice and kept me experimenting with new and exciting ways of working.

To see the full animated versions of my Mayan Queen designs, please visit my website below.