Tracy graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida with a BFA in 1986. During the spring of 1988, she made her first visit to Maui, leaving the crowds and heat of South Florida for a 3 month windsurfing vacation. Within a few days she knew Maui would be her new home. Living on the north shore, she explores the rugged landscapes and waters with her paintbrush, paddle board and OC1 (outrigger canoe).
Nature and the outdoor world are Tracy’s main inspiration for her calm and thoughtful works. The glimpse of a twisted uprooted tree, patterns formed by the wind, water currents and the ever inspiring waves provide almost endless creative material. Colors and patterns, often unexpected, combined with skillful rendering invite a path to viewing the natural world with a unique focus.
Tracy currently paints with oils, acrylics on canvas or wood panels and the occasional watercolor. She also works in many forms of original printmaking including hand pulled color lithographs, aquatint etching, woodblock and mono printing.