Mixed Media by Tracy Fox
Beauty in Bloom
I am a self taught artist and started painting 16 years ago after I had developed a serious illness which left me housebound for a while. I found it to be a wonderful therapy and have been painting and exhibiting ever since. I currently teach painting to the elderly in some of the residential homes in Torquay. I am constantly amazed at how well they paint and feel privileged to be able to help them do this.
I moved to Torquay from Oxford 4 years ago and unfortunately had to put my painting on hold. I have just recently completed a new collection of floral landscapes.
Mixed Media is my preferred medium to work with. I enjoy combining acrylics, watercolours, pastels and various gel mediums to explore the way they come together. I like how this medium illustrates movement and texture and consequently works particularly well when painting nature.
My preference is to paint on large canvases as I feel unrestricted. My goal for my paintings is to inspire those who see them to be inquisitive and feel a connection.
Beauty in Bloom was inspired by my childhood memories of Foxgloves in the garden. I like the diversity of their petals and find this works particularly well when using texture.
Mixed Media on Board
Framed in an Open Frame