For years Tracey been observing the North Norfolk coast and creating paintings to cherish and enjoy. It’s a place she spends a lot of my time walking, with her sketchbook to hand as she observes the world around her. It is a place where she feels a connection, and a sense of presence.
Painting to capture the beauty of Creation along the North Norfolk coast, with its creeks, skies, and expansive beaches, has become an exciting spiritual journey on canvas for Tracey. She paints in a semi-abstract style using mixed media and acrylics to enable her paintings to reveal a deeper mystery.
The horizon is the focal point, and her sketchbooks give her the ideas to work from that axis. She rapidly draws her feelings of a place through mark making, recalling all the energy she sensed when sketching the fleeting and ethereal light. Capturing the seasonal elements along the coast always delights her, the fiery hues of a blazing sunset, the misty sea frets together with the clarity of light on a bright breezy day. They all seem to come alive, conveying an intense visual experience which speaks to her heart expressing the colour and thanksgiving that she feels as an artist.
Tracey Ross studied textile design and then completed a Visual Studies degree at Norwich University of the Arts. As a member of the Norwich 20 Group, she regularly participates in the annual Norfolk Open Studios. Tracey was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition, was a finalist for the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) at the Mall Galleries. Her work is held in private collections and galleries both in the UK and abroad.