Growing up in Tyabb on the Mornington Peninsula gave me many beautiful memories. My parents were more than happy for my sister's and I to explore the surrounding paddocks and dams near our property, which is where I think my artistic side came out.
I would craft pots out of clay from the creek and make artsy patterns on the sides, I'd paint pictures on bark, and I would dry flowers to make homemade cards. I chose every art subject I could at school and loved every minute of it, so much that I decided to do the Diploma of Illustration, I got one year in but money was tight and I had to leave it behind for full time work.
So essentially I was an art school dropout! I worked in a couple of office jobs, then as a makeup artist and beauty therapist for quite a few years. It was only until my sister-in-law convinced me to join her in submitting some artworks into our local art show that the passion returned.
Nature has a huge impact on my artwork and I like to incorporate it where I can. I love to use the colours I see from flowers in my abstract artworks, replicate the blues & greens of the ocean and create pieces that have a forest feel.
I also enjoy playing and experimenting with bright colours and sparkle which can be found in many of my pieces. My preferred mediums are acrylic paints, inks and resin but I sometimes utilise other assorted mediums at times also.
I feel blessed to still reside on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula with my own family now and continue my childhood love in creating interesting artworks. I'd love to hear from you, feel free to send me a message with any queries on my artworks! Much love, Tracy x