I am an abstract artist who creates energetic and gestural, but still considered and carefully structured landscapes and seascapes, real and imagined.
I have an strong desire to share the essential “gasp”-like feeling of immersing myself in the landscape and experiencing the energy of place in a visual way.
Painting the landscape allows me to see and experience more of it when I go out painting on the beaches, cliff paths and valleys of the Overberg.
I hope that by my expression of how I see and feel about the place that I am in, I can bring some of the energy of beautiful places to those who resonate with what they see and feel in my work.
I live in Hermanus, a seaside town on the south coast of South Africa that is famous for whale watching and has a cliff path with fantastic sea and mountain views in all directions. It is a priviledge to live here and explore the landscapes and seascapes on my doorstep by painting outdoors as much as possible and going for lots of walks.
Tracy Algar is a contemporary landscape artist based in Hermanus in the Whale Coast / Overberg area of South Africa. She works mostly in acrylic paint, collage and mixed media on paper and canvas.
Tracy’s deep love of her environment inspires her work. She likes to paint outdoors to capture not just what the landscape looks like, but also what it feels like to spend time out in the landscape in all types of weather.
Her work can be found in private collections in South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, England, Wales, The Isle of Man, France, Germany, Canada, the USA and Australia.
Watch more of my videos on my YouTube channel.
See: outdoor painting excursions, art demos and whatever else I make a video about (it’s always art related).