She has indulged in art all her life but has been a serious painter for over 26 years. She attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, majoring in Advertising and Illustration.
As a child Tracy loved crayons and coloring books and eventually graduated to sketch pad, pencils and then paint. Her controlled style dates way back to her coloring book days; even then she carefully tried to color the pictures in the coloring books as realistically as possible.
She paints with fluid acrylics on art-board, canvas and paper. She uses her own adapted technique of lightly layering paint with the use of water, which gives her paintings a soft blended look. Her paintings can have twenty or more layers of paint on them but still look soft and smooth.
|Bakery Jewelry Chocolate Cupcake |
Acrylic on Panel
She prefers to include elements in her paintings that have texture and light such as glassware, candles, metal, cloth, etc. and will focus in and study an object to find every little sparkle of highlight and color reflection.
Tracy strives to take everyday objects and make them interesting. She selects subjects for her paintings that remind her of home, often vintage, the hope is to give others a sense of home, peace, joy or Nostalgia. In addition she enjoys painting cupcakes; they are a personal party and represent celebration.
|Mason Jars in Antique Carrier - Acrylic on Panel|
She paints at the Art On Main - Fine Art Studio & Gallery in Plaistow, NH, and is a member of the Newburyport Art Association and Greater Haverhill Art Association.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork! Tracy