The Brewhouse at Burgundys, Kendal: 4 August to 31 October 2017
A new solo exhibition from Elizabeth Tracey.
Elizabeth’s studio is a static caravan in Crosby Garrett overlooking the magnificent North Pennines. Constantly changing skies, weather fronts coming in and wide vistas form an inspirational basis for much of her work, described at times as semi abstract. She also has a tranche of work that is more realistic yet still rooted in nature.
“Art was one of my main subject choices when I trained as a teacher in Liverpool,” says Elizabeth. “I taught in primary education and benefited from living in a variety of countries including Germany, Gibraltar and Brunei. On returning to the North West in 2004 I finally settled in Kirkby Stephen. To devote more time to my painting, experimentation and development of ideas, I chose to teach part time.”
She works in situ from sketches, developing them onto canvas using acrylic paint and inks. Many of her paintings are multi-layered through which she scratches to create a particular effect. She is passionate about her connection with the natural world and how she can best communicate this with her art.
Elizabeth’s work has been selected for the Upfront Open exhibition and Lake Artists’ summer exhibition. Earlier this year, she exhibited as part of the “Lost and Found” exhibition at The Storey in Lancaster. She also had a solo exhibition at the Chapel Gallery in Hawes and has been part of T’Aint Modern in Kirkby Stephen.
As well being as a member of Green Door, she also belongs to the recently formed Eden Valley Artistic Network.
The Brewhouse at Burgundy’s is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30 – 5.00 pm.