Tracie is a Texas artist who lives in Rhode Island. She is a Seventh Generation Texan! She primarily grew up in Lubbock, TX, located in the Texas panhandle. Springtime was abundant with sand storms with skies hued by the native red dirt. And, yes, there were tumbleweeds in the streets--at least my street, because we lived near a large open field. Oil pump jacks lined the highways. One of her major sensory memories of Lubbock is the stockyard aroma on hot days when the winds of the plains would swoosh it into the city. Not the most pleasant smell, but definitely a memorable one! She moved to Rhode Island in 1995 with her husband, who is a native. Rhode Island remains her home with her family: a husband, two kids and two cats.
Tracie has painted in different media, but her preferred medium is acrylic. Her style lends itself to nature and animals with their uncomplicated randomness. Unlike painting portraits of people, there is a forgiveness and freedom to create a personal and interpretive representation. Animals are full of pulsating life and color: looking at her subject with an artist's eye, she sees a rainbow of colors that someone else may not see.
Although she has painted several works from nature, her most favorite subjects are animals of all kinds--farm animals, animals from the plains, and animals from the sea, homes, or even the backyard. She likes bringing them up-close and personal: eye-to-eye in an intimate silent conversation with the viewer. She is available for commissions.
She is currently associated with the following organizations: Wickford Art Association and South County Art Association