PHYLLIS TRACY - OILS & WATERCOLOR
I live and paint in the beautiful Mount Washington Valley of Northern New Hampshire. An artist all my life, I have used my artistic talent in all of my career choices. Graduating from Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in Art Education and Painting, I began my journey as a public school Art Teacher.
Growing up in Marblehead, MA, a quaint harbor town North of Boston, the love of ocean and seaside life was inspirational for my interests in painting. The coves, marshes of the East Coast are some of my favorite go to places when I feel the need to create. I tend to find beauty in what nature so generously shares. I moved to the Rockies in Sun Valley, Idaho with my High School sweetheart ( soon to be husband) to ski and hike. There I found work as a picture framer for a local artist. The incredible beauty of remote hiking and back country skiing of Idaho gave inspiration to much of my painting. The White Mountains keeps that inspiration going. A move back East to our hometown of Marblehead, MA to begin a family led to being a full time Mom of two energetic boys, which meant little time for painting. As soon as they were in school I developed my own company of Faux Finishing and Mural Painting for homes on the North Shore and Boston.MA. These opportunities exposed a need to provide Color Consultations for individuals struggling to find the perfect palette for their residences. In turn I took those skills to developed my current business of 20+ years, Phyllis Tracy Interiors. Always looking for the Silver Lining, when CoVid created a hardship for going into peoples home and traveling for interior design, I decided to pivot my attention back to my fine art painting. Please visit www.phyllistracyfineart.com to see my most current artprints available from my original oil and watercolor paintings and photographs. My original oil paintings and prints are featured at Marblehead Frame and Art in Marblehead, MA., in addition to local shows at Marblehead Arts Assoc. and Mount Washington Valley Arts Assoc. I am a juried member of Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists.