MY NAME IS TRACEY...
I'm a pastel artist from Dorset. I specialise in drawing wildlife and pet portraits. I'm a farmers daughter so spent most of my childhood on the farm, loving all things rural has led me to want to draw what l'm most familiar with. I love nothing better than seeing a fleeting wild fox or deer prancing through the fields and feel privileged to have experienced this on a daily basis.
This is why I started drawing the beautiful British Wildlife- to share what I saw. I then had requests for pet portraits and specialist animals. I love a challenge so have also enjoy drawing African wildlife and others. I also do a bit of Pyrography (woodburning) and love working with wood to create bespoke one off pieces. I am self taught in pastel, previously working only in watercolour but have been 100% converted to pastel, I love the depth of colour I can create in my work. I run pastel workshops teaching adults of all abilities the techniques of pastel pencil drawing, take a look at the Workshops page on my website.
My studio is a traditional shepherds hut in the Piddle valley, Dorset. It's light and airy with a traditional country feel - vintage farming tools on the walls and reclaimed furniture keep to my roots of growing up on the farm.
I enjoy baking, so there's always a tempting chocolate cake or lemon sponge on the kitchen dresser! I hope you enjoy seeing my artwork being created and looking through my website and view my shop for any gift ideas or to buy one of my pieces. I offer payment in instalments for larger purchases to spread the cost.
If you would like to get in touch, maybe you would like to find out more, become a stockist or just to say hello, drop me a line.