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Tracy Bell

Oil Painter

Being raised on a farm in the Midwest, Tracy traveled many a country road, admiring abandoned homesteads. Many of them had collections of items left behind that revealed the passage of time. Her attraction to weathered and worn objects is what inspires much of her work today.

Her art is a celebration of freedom found in letting go of former challenges. It has become the foundation for new discoveries of strength, beauty, and the complexity in her art practice. The insight that she has gained in this process has given her an appreciation for images of old and the neglected that bear witness to the passage of time and accumulate a particularly honest and vulnerable beauty. The exploration serves as a reflection of the innocence of an untouched canvas, and its transformation into a finished detailed work of art.



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