I am so blessed and thankful that my work touches people so deeply.
About my Artwork
Surprises me Every Time I look at it
I have "A Little Koi" which hangs in my office overlooking my own koi pond that brings me great pleasure. You captured the movement and playfulness of a pond quite well and your lovely little "piece of prayer" surprises me every time I look at it. Thanks also for the Artist's Statement which I particularly liked receiving as I had just assigned my grad filmmaking students to create one for themselves and to find several which inspired them. I brought yours in to share with them along with your painting and told them you inspired me. Anyway, love your attention to light and shadow, and the way your work sparks emotional response and resonance.
Namaste, Cari Callis Associate Chair Film & Video Columbia College Chicago
Draws me in Everyday
Hi Tracey, I bought your painting Nana's Garden at the Hinsdale Fine Arts Fair a few weeks ago. I absolutely love it! I hung it in my front hallway, and I look at it every day when I bring in the mail, water front porch plants or greet people at the front door. It never fails to catch my eye, to make me stop and to draw me in. The title also gives me pleasure because it reminds me of my dear departed Grandma Murphy. I remember the garden on the side of her house, and her unconditional love. Thank you for the lovely painting, for your postcard (nice touch) and for the wonderful sentiments on your website. Your work is luminous and you are a special person. I'm glad our paths crossed that day.
-Sincerely, Mary Beth
I am Transported
Every time I gaze at "Equine Heroics", I am transported on a wonderful mystical journey. Your work never ceases to amaze, delight and uplift me. I feel you are connected to a very powerful source of creativity and your artistry connects us to that divine beauty. I give thanks for you and your gift!
Here is an image from Renie
A Magical Reminder
My husband and I had such an amazing spiritual connection in Sedona that supported an amazing connection between us, as we celebrated our 3rd anniversary (we met on eHarmony and feel we’ve found the love of our lives, now at 61 and 64). Pretty romantic, huh? Your painting holds the energy of all that for us. We’ll be reminded of that mystical, magical spiritual/emotional/physical experience every time we look at your work. Thanks for what you do every day to bring the consciousness you bring to your work. The colors, the form, the texture, the sparkling light, the way it all relates to one another…it’s magic on a canvas.
-Helen Hillix-Di Santo
Getting so Much Pleasure from your Pieces
Alan and I met you recently in Sonoma, CA at the plein air event where we bought three of your pieces. We went home and found great spots for them right away. We are getting much pleasure from them. They are beautiful! Your work is amazing and we are so happy to have met you and hope to see you again in the future. I went on your website and it was very enjoyable to see all your wonderful paintings.
-Best regards, Sigrid Irvine
Here are some images from Alan and Sigrid
About my Workshops
A Standout Workshop Experience
Tracey’s work stands well apart from the crowd, so it only makes sense that her workshops do, too. In the one I took a few years ago, she gave me personal suggestions that I hadn’t heard from any other instructor; they proved useful then and I continue to use them. Tracey’s demos, as well, are like none other; rich experiences, indeed, that inspire and delight via the juicy jewels for which she is known.
Returned Home Inspired
Tracey, just a note to thank you for a wonderful paint workshop experience. I have returned home inspired and painting. Thank you so much for taking the time to understand the how and why I make the art that I do. You took the time to listen to me as I gave testimony to the power of art and color in my life. We all make art for our own reasons. I am delighted and grateful to have it in mine. All the best to you and your work.
Sincerely, Mershell Sherman.
About my Calendar
We couldn’t be more thrilled with your beautiful calendar, Tracey. It’s really a treasure in every way. Gorgeous as it is, it’s also so greatly enhanced with the graceful and meaningful words of accompaniment you chose.
Great Way to Start a New Year
Hi Tracey, Thanks for the lovely calendar. What a great way to start the new year. I recognize all those paintings having seen most of them at your shows. Taking the calendar to work to share with everyone! Thanks again,
-Cari Callis Associate Chair Film & Video Columbia College Chicago
Just received your beautiful calendar!! Thank you so very much!! We love it. What a wonderful keepsake of your fabulous artwork. Please come see us again in Sonoma, CA sometime! Best Regards!
-Sigrid & Alan Irvine