Location: United States
Acrylic painter, Sandy Tracey, is beginning to spread her wings. Sandy’s work has been exhibited in the Phoenix Metropolitan area as well as throughout the state of Arizona over the past 10 years. She has participated in the Hidden in the Hills for five years, and then took a hiatus when she moved to the Sedona area for a short while. Having returned to the Valley & able to participate in Hidden in the Hills again, she is looking forward to showing her latest works. Many people know Sandy’s work by her ‘Cactus of a Different Color’ Series… which are bold & bright interpretations of saguaro cactus. When painting her saguaros, she never paints them in the colors found in nature.
Sandy is also expanding on her ‘Route 66’ Series of paintings of vintage cars. With her newest additions, she has been invited to participate with 2 other artists in the Concourse d’Elegance Art Show at the Walter Greer Gallery in Hilton Head, South Carolina in October 2012. This is a great honor, since it is ‘by invitation only’ exhibition. There will be a large car show & auction being held at the same time as the show & should garnish a lot of attention.
While Sandy was living in Sedona, she also started a ‘Painting a Day Blog’, in which she painted each and every day for one entire year, then posted her original paintings on her blog for a very reasonable price. The paintings are small, ranging from 5” x 7” to 11” 17”, with all produced in less than an hour & a half. Subject matter changed frequently as she took suggestions from friends & family. Sandy had people purchasing her paintings from her blog, online from all over the United States & England.
Her painting a Day Blog site is: www.traceypaintingaday.blogspot.com
“Getting started on such a project (as the Painting a Day Blog) was overwhelming at first, but, after the first two weeks, I got up each day looking forward to completing a painting. This approach has allowed me to try new techniques and subject matter as well as improve my ability to compose, draw & paint in a quick manner.” ~ Sandy Tracey
“I am looking forward to the next chapter in my art career. I am hoping to find several galleries around the U.S. that would be interested in representing me.”
Sandy’s work has garnished many awards through the years, and many individuals have commissioned her to do portraits of their classic cars. Several people have requested a cactus in a certain color scheme, and others love her pet portraits. Sandy finds if fun to capture the personality of the pet… just being their adorable, loveable selves.
Sandy's ‘Route 66’ Series of paintings are acrylic paintings of vintage cars. With her newest additions, she has been invited to participate with 2 other artists in the Concourse d’Elegance Art Show at the Walter Greer Gallery in Hilton Head, South Carolina in October 2012. This is a great honor, since it is ‘by invitation only’ exhibition. There will be a large car show & auction being held at the same time as the show & should garnish a lot of attention.
A formidable truck from an odd angle. I found this vehicle being used as the work horse at the Superstition Mountain Museum in Apache Junction, AZ.Acrylic 48" x 36".
One of the infamous stops along Route 66...in Holbrook, AZ. THis truck is retired from use & sitting on the grounds. Acrylic, 24" x 24" x 2.5" gallery wrap.
The reason this is titled "lost in Time & SPace", is that if you look at the painting carefully, you will notice that every reflective surface has a different reality, as well as the images behind the Mercury - through the window or behind it.
Acrylic, 48” x 36” gallery wrap.
A portrait of a souped up Camaro...from on of the many car shows I have attended. Acrylic 20" x 40" gallery wrap.
A slice of a classic car... Acrylic 18" x 12" gallery wrap.
ANother piece done for the upcoming show in October 2012. Acrylic 12" x 30" gallery wrap.
This piece was done as a commission... I put the client's car in one of his favorite places along Route 66 - Seligman, AZ. It just so happens that the client's Aunt & Uncle own the Gift Shop that I chose for the background! Giclees available for purchase. Full size giclee 24" x 36".
One of my first 'Route 66' pieces. Acrylic 40" x 30" framed(also available in giclees)
Sandy's ‘Cactus of a Different Color’ Series… which are bold & bright interpretations of saguaro cactus. When painting her saguaros, she never paints them in the colors found in nature.
A surreal look at one of the most unusual 'trees' found in nature. 60" x 20" acrylic gallery wrap.
A saguaro cactus with a deformity that is not known how it occurs- whether by a virus that attacks the saguaro, or a genetic defect. Original Acrylic 48" x 24" gallery wrap, available as a giclee only.
Saguaro original is sold, but giclees available. 36" x 36" gallery wrap.
Framed original 21" x 17" of an actual saguaro that I ran across in the Sonoran desert.
So far, the largest saguaro painting I have done. A portrait of a cactus from one of my favorite places to visit...the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, AZ. Acrylic, 54" x 54" gallery wrap.
One of my first saguaros after moving to Arizona. Original 24" x 36" is sold, but giclees are available.
A many armed saguaro...acrylic 24" x 30" gallery wrap
Acrylic 40" x 20" gallery wrap, showing the twisted form that many saguaros take....