Hi, I’m Tracy. To me, making art is a quest to know more and look deeper!
My painting process is spontaneous. I work intuitively with colour and line in a range of mediums, including acrylic paint, oil based pencil, ink and oil pastel. Each painting is part of the visual journal of my quest. I think of them as talismans, imbued with the power and meaning of the marks they bear. Each one contains a lesson, a message or a map from my unconscious, an opportunity to grow and develop in my understanding of myself and the world.
Making art in this way has helped me know who I am and what I want from life. I have regained my creative power and rebuilt my life in a way that honours who I am. I teach my process of self-expression at art workshops and intuitive art sessions at my studio in Stanford, South Africa. My process is useful for personal discovery, intention setting and visual storytelling.
Want to see more of my work & process?
I write a monthlyish email with peeks into my studio, new art, and invitations to events and exhibitions. Let’s keep in touch!
Mother Nature, Jeanne Retief Hair Studio, Stanford, Overberg
Untitled, Millstone Farmstall & Cafe, Pinelands, Cape Town
Pop-up exhibitions @ Moon & Bird studio: June, October & December 2016
With Hugo Prinsloo, Jean Jonker, Val Myburgh, Sanette du Toit, Su Wolf and Charmaine Lacock.
Through The Looking Glass Gallery, 21 Queen Victoria Street, Stanford
Okkie Smuts Primary School Art & Wine Auction, Stanford Valley Guest Lodge, Stanford
The Stanford Local Art Harvest, Stanford Harvest, Stanford
I am self-taught with no formal art education. I started drawing in 2009, and painting in 2012 at the age of 40. I have painted over 200 paintings in the past five years.
I am NOT a psychologist or a formally trained artist. The purpose of advice given here and in my workshops is to introduce you to intuitive art, a creative practice that can help to highlight areas where you are impeding your own progress in creating a fulfilling life. Please use my advice along with your own common sense. Take what serves you and leave the rest. Intuitive art does not cure anything, it is one of many paths that lead to a more conscious life. It is NOT a replacement for professional therapy or counselling and if you are seriously stressed, anxious or depressed, please consult a mental health professional.