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After studying Fine Art at Falmouth Art College specialising in painting, Tracey went on to qualify as a teacher and became Head of Art at Kingshill School in Cirencester. She then had three children and it was during this time that she taught various art workshops and continued to progress and develop her mixed media painting.

Her work is continually changing and developing. She normally takes inspiration from what she sees around her from day to day in Cirencester where she has lived for fifteen years. She also travels to the Isles of Scilly, where she spends much time with my family and creates many paintings of the area.

She particularly enjoys a subject that has plenty of structure, colour, shape and form, and on a spring visit to Dartmouth found it a very inspiring place to paint.

Tracey has always experimented with mixed media and has become fascinated by the use of text and paper collage. Her work is built up in layers combining collage, (generally of local interest) acrylic paint and acrylic inks using a range of techniques to apply the media. She finds that quick spontaneous marks help to give a feeling of movement and harmony. It is important to her that the work has a balance of busy and quiet areas, and combines abstract qualities together with a recognisable sense of place.

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