3 Mar - 11 Apr
Artist Tracey Elphick can be found most days creating a prolific and diverse output of painting from her beautiful studio at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester. From her work space she offers a wide range of originals, prints and cards. Her work is varied; portraying distinctive street scenes from Gloucestershire towns, seascapes and harbour views (brimming with memories from her years living in Cornwall) and still life both in acrylics and oils.
Tracey's landscapes are full of visual excitement. She often experiments with collage, mixed media and a spontaneous mark-making process. Spraying, splashing, sponging and sgraffito are regularly employed to capture a sense of movement and harmony.
The passion for her mixed media still life pieces are fuelled by an ever-growing supply of vintage ceramics and contemporary vessels, blended with flowers and foliage from her garden and her forays for foraging. These quirky compositions always have a pleasing interplay of balance and colour, sometimes incorporating the odd bit of collage from seed packets and vintage cookery books; building up the layers in acrylic.
More recently garden birds have been a source of fascination and inspiration for her painting. For depicting her ornithological fancies, Tracey deploys the 'alle prima' technique which uses oil paints over an acrylic ground. She paints the lifesize birds, capturing their character and form in a minimal amount of loose but carefully placed brush strokes.
For her exhibition with Prema, Tracey offers us a glimpse of the body of diverse work within her portfolio with a range of originals and gorgeous prints for your enjoyment and perhaps an affordable purchase!