Tracey L Dawes
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My artistic journey began in the 1990’s with a general interest in Folk Art. My studies included workshops in decorative art with Kate Broadfoot, Chris Roy, Sue Racanello and Lorraine Dick. This provided me with a solid grounding in decorative art techniques and, in particular, the use of acrylics.
Since moving to tropical North Queensland, my focus has evolved toward a more contemporary style. I am inspired by the work of Susan Gee, Mark Waller, MuralJoe and Janice Ailwood and recently attended a workshop in abstract realism in acrylics with Sue Riley-Gee.
I’m fortunate to live in a tropical environment where I find inspiration in all things coastal, tropical and nautical. I recently held my first solo exhibition 'Rainforest to Reef' at the Sarina Art Gallery and I’m currently completing a series of sailing inspired pieces.
I still work mainly with acrylics but I am keen to explore new mediums and techniques. I have found workshops to be an invaluable resource in developing my skills and have recently commenced studies in watercolour with local teacher and fine artist, Janice Ailwood.
As well as painting, I also enjoy teaching and will soon be holding a series of workshops in decorative art and acrylic techniques.
Influences and Inspiration
Inspired by Susan Gee, Mark Waller, MuralJoe, Janice Ailwood, Kathy Jonas, Paula Knight
Workshops in decorative art with Kate Broadfoot, Chris Roy, Sue Racanello, Lorraine Dick and Sue Riley-Gee. Course in watercolour techniques with a local fine artist, Janice Ailwood.
Art Group Memberships
Sarina Arts Council Inc.
Solo exhibition 'Rainforest to Reef' at the Sarina Art Gallery.
Sarina Art Gallery
Art On Show, Mackay
Classes in Basic Acrylic Techniques at Sarina Art Gallery