Featured Artist Tracy Anderson

Enjoy the delightful portfolio of artist Tracy Anderson, and find our more about her work by visiting her website.

 

Sassy

“Sassy” Prismacolors on paper, 8″ x 8″

 

Growing up, I was always creating something. I received my BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University with an emphasis on communication arts and design, but after graduation I did not draw or paint for years.

 

Butterflies of Nelson County

“Butterflies of Nelson County” acrylic on canvas, 8″ x 10″

 

After years of working as a graphic designer and then as a chef, I am finally making time to pursue my own personal creative interests. Both jobs were creative and challenging, but I missed painting something for the sheer joy of it.

 

Stepping Out

“Stepping Out”, acrylic on canvas 9″ x 12″

 

I initially began by trying out different mediums such as acrylic paint, colored pencils, clay and even a little mixed media. Now I am concentrating with acrylic paints.

 

Sweet Jane

“Sweet Jane” acrylic on canvas 12″ x 12″

 

I started painting on both canvas and recycled old windows. Some of my work is more realistic, while others are more stylized with bright colors and bold patterns. What I like to capture is the moment — whether it is a whimsical look, the light or an interesting texture.

 

Bobblehead

“Bobblehead” acrylic on canvas 10″ x 10″

 

What’s with the chickens?

Since I had not painted in years, I was not sure where to even begin. What to paint? I had worked with local, sustainable farms and taken pictures of these funny, inquisitive goats and an amazing array chickens.

 

Checkered Past

“Checkered Past” acrylic on canvas 9″ x 12″

 

I loved the textural patterns the feathers make from certain breeds of chickens and just the intense look they give you when you are trying to take their picture. So, that’s where I started — for me, the chicken came first.

 

Jumping Jack Flash

“Jumping Jack Flash” acrylic on canvas 9″ x 12″

 

I am inspired by nature and try to celebrate what is extraordinary in each animal, bird or insect. I think my work portrays the personality and expressions of the animals I paint. I enjoy experimenting with textures and colors while still keeping my subject fairly realistic and then contrasting them against an abstract background.

 

Aly Walk With Me

“Aly Walk With Me” acrylic on canvas 12″ x 12″

 

This year I started showing my work and the response has been so encouraging. People seem to really connect with my furry, or feathered, little friends. Although there are so many things I still want to paint, my goal will always be to keep learning, experimenting and enjoying painting.

 

Comments

  1. i think you are very successful in capturing their expressions…the llamas have a very gentle, sweet look and the chickens…well, more intense!! Love Bobblehead and Sweet Jane…beautiful work!!

  2. Sassy, Sweet Jane and the Butterfly are my favorites.
    What talent you possess to not only render each specie accurately , but to capture the personality as well. Kudos.

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