ABOUT

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Biography - Tracy Algar

1971 Cape Town | Self-taught Artist

Tracy discovered art in her late thirties when she returned to South Africa after thirteen years of living in the United Kingdom. Back in Cape Town, after years of working in travel and marketing, she finally felt inspired to express herself visually for the first time since her childhood.

In 2014 Tracy moved to the village of Stanford in the beautiful Overberg region of South Africa, and finally found the time and space she needed to concentrate on her art.

Tracy’s art focuses on feelings, stories and memories. She paints intuitively in layers of paint, oil pastel and pencil, slowly bringing order and sense to a visual expression that unfolds on the canvas. Her painting process is spontaneous and her artworks contain “happy accidents” created by the adding of layers and the making of marks, and the subtracting of parts of the painting by colour blocking.

Tracy uses marks and colour to represent her feelings and experiences. She uses colour intuitively and doesn’t plan her colour palettes in advance, rather allowing them to develop as the painting progresses.

EXHIBITIONS

2020

Florescence Exhibition @ Journey in Stanford

2019

Spookhuis Exhibition @ Mosaic Private Sanctuary, Stanford
Women’s Month Exhibition @ Sumaridge Wine Estate, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
The Winter Salon @ The Art Gallery, Hermanus
Zesty Lemon Restaurant @ Sir Robert Stanford Estate, Stanford

2018

Coffee Corner, Stanford
Moon & Bird Art House, Stanford

2017

Through The Looking Glass Gallery, Stanford
Versailles Day Open Studios, Stanford

2016

Through The Looking Glass Gallery, Stanford
Pop-up exhibitions @ Blue Moon, Stanford

2015

Stanford Art Harvest, Stanford

2014

The Millstone Restaurant, Cape Town

WORKSHOPS

2015 – 2019

2-day Creative Self-Expression workshops
Stanford, Hermanus and Wolseley

Online Workshops

A self-paced intuitive art workshop created in 2017 is available online.

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