Indian Summer by Tracy Nors
Original Painting, un-framed, Indian Summer, yellow, landscape, blue sky, abstract
30 x 30cms
Tracy Nors. UK.
The Coastline of East Sussex is the inspiration for my expressive landscape paintings. I know the place very well but the mood and atmosphere changes every time walk there. There is so much sky and glimpses of sea amongst the cliffs and fields. Colour is of huge importance to me as it has the ability to evoke many emotions. I begin in an intuitive way, making marks from memory that are a reflections of my experiences on my walks. I work expressively and spontaneously up to a point where the painting starts to form a sense of place but is also abstracted. The application then becomes more directed. I build up layers by adding and subtracting, imparting details of a place which are also open to interpretation from the viewer. Sometimes there may be more figurative elements appearing; hints of figures, boats or buildings. I hope to capture the atmosphere of a place so that the viewer is engaged on an emotional as well as visual level. Recent paintings move further away from the reality of realism in the landscape towards abstraction and contain both fragments of the real and the imagined. Shapes and colours are used to produce painterly improvisations that are my perception of the world around me. CV: Educated to MA level in Visual Arts. I work as a professional Artist and personal tutor. I Have been Artist in Residence 4 times including Birmingham and Coventry Museums, and Warwickshire Arts for Education. Former Lecturer in illustration UWE Bristol and Stafford College. Former Gallery owner and Curator at Galleri Excentrisk Denmark. Various recent exhibitions venues including, Portico Gallery Seven Oaks, Advocet Gallery, Small Hythe Gallery. Brighton open Houses 2010-2013. South East open Studios 2019.
you can see Nor's works in our Exhibition.