Tsering began painting in 2012 after studying a BA in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Art History at the University of Adelaide. At this early stage she has been selected as a finalist for the A.M.E. Bale Art Prize in 2012, the Archibald Prize Salon des Refuses in both 2012 and 2013 and the Portia Geach Memorial Award in 2013. She received the Helpmann Academy Emerging Artist Award for her submission in the Royal South Australian Society of Arts Inaugural Portrait Exhibition in 2013 and the Eran Svigos Award for Best Visual Art during Adelaide Fringe 2014.


“Whenever possible I endeavour to paint from life. Painting in this way directly connects me to my subject, allowing me to capture subtleties that can be missed when working from a photograph. My greatest ambition in my work is to allow the viewer to feel like they could be standing right there in the room with me- experiencing the same delicate light, the mood, the stillness. In this way I feel I can draw attention to the quiet beauty found in everyday life.”