Brian Tracy

132 Chaplin St
Chaplin, CT 06247

Artists Open Studio Dates:

Nov. 27, 28, 29

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

He  now paints 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 his paintings are are gone now, so he wants to paint as many as possible while they are still standing. He also likes to paint portraits, mill buildings, and animals.

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

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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