You are a creative being, it’s what you are!

You can paint.  And an intuitive painting practice can enrich your life in many ways.

Are you just starting to think about getting creative?

You don’t need any previous experience to begin making intuitive art.  You can create meaningful and symbolic artworks to adorn your walls and to share with others.  Intuitive painting is a practice of getting to know yourself better, while adding beauty to your world!

Do you already make art but feel constricted or tight in your work?

An intuitive painting practice can help loosen you up and change your approach to risk when you are creating, bringing more life to your work.

IMG-20160722-WA0002Hi! I'm Tracy.
I’m a self-taught intuitive mixed media artist, advocate of handmade lives and fosterer of creative experiences!

To me, making art is a quest to know more & look deeper. I work intuitively with colour & line in a range of mediums, including acrylic paint, oil based pencil, oil pastels & ink. I begin with an emotion, or an enquiry into myself and allow freedom to the idea to develop of its own accord.

Thoughts & feelings follow one another onto my canvas in the form of symbols, marks & colours. Slowly, over the course of many layers, a message or story from my unconscious unfolds onto my canvas. I observe the marks & symbols that appear, taking note of ideas that form in my head as I paint.

Either during the course of a painting, or once I have finished it, I take the notes I have made and and look at the symbols and imagery and decipher the message it contains.  This is similar to the way that you  may look at the symbolism in your dreams to understand what it means.

Each of my paintings are part of the visual journal of my quest to know more & look deeper.  I see them as talismans, imbued with the power and meaning of the marks they bear.  They are each an opportunity to grow and develop in my understanding of myself and the world.

Expressing myself intuitively through art has opened up many doors for me.  Doors that I didn’t know existed, let alone had the keys for.  I feel like I’ve discovered a secret, that we all know but sometimes forget!

Add creativity for a more meaning-filled life. I've written a tutorial about starting an intuitive painting practice that I'd love to share with you.

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Intuitive painting prompts
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Welcome to Beginning An Intuitive Art Practice tutorial part 3. If you haven’t already seen parts 1 and 2 of this tutorial, please follow this link to get there. Set out your art supplies, ready to use.  You will need … Read More

Colour theory and affirmations for your intuitive art practice
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Welcome to the second of this series of blog posts on starting an intuitive art practice.  If you haven’t already read the first post in the series, please click here to read about intuitive art and what supplies you’ll need. … Read More

Beginning an intuitive art practice
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Welcome to the beginning of your intuitive art practice, and a more meaning-filled life. Creativity is an innate part of us all.  We all embody it.  But many of us, somewhere along the twisting path that is life, forget how … Read More

New art for the month: August 2016
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I have four new paintings to show you this month. Buy this original piece for R1250.00. Limited edition prints available for R400.00. Buy this original piece for R3000.  Limited edition prints available for R550.00 (smaller size 55 x 40 cms) Buy … Read More

New art for the month: July 2016
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I have only been adding the odd bit of new work here on my blog, but want to make it a monthly feature from now on and show it all!  Here’s the work that I finished in June and is … Read More

Guest artist at OUTSIDE-IN: Hugo Prinsloo
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My guest artist for the first OUTSIDE-IN gallery open event is self-taught artist Hugo Prinsloo. Hugo has been a Stanford local for just over a year.  He and his wife Kate moved from Hermanus to a farm near Stanford shortly … Read More