Brian Tracy

132 Chaplin St.
Chaplin, CT 06235

Artists Open Studio Dates:

November 26, 27, 28 & December 4, 5

I started painting with oils in high school in the mid sixties. The seventies was an art free period, then I started painting with watercolor in the eighties making Christmas cards. After retirement in the late nineties I went back to school and got a Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut.

I now paint in both oil and watercolor with a focus on landscapes. Farms and their barns and outbuildings are of particular interest because they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Many of the buildings included in my paintings are gone now, so I want to paint as many as possible while they are still standing. I also like to paint portraits, mill buildings, and animals.

Some influences are: Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Sargent, Hopper, Cezanne, and many contemporary plain air painters.

 

Brian Tracy  PO Box 173, Hampton, CT 06247

bjtracy@charter.net

860-455-5318 for text or 860-455-9303 to speak to me or leave a voicemail and I will get back to you.

 

Artist Statement:
I like to paint with both oil paints and watercolor. Most of my work is landscapes often incorporating barns and hay fields. I work from photographs mostly, but have done plein air paintings in the past, and would like to do more when I figure out how best to avoid the ticks.

I found a lot of free use photos online of freshly baled hay and did series of paintings recently based on those photos. If I like how an oil painting came out I’ll paint the same scene in watercolor.

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