Tracey Fletcher King is, in my humble opinion, an extraordinary artist of the highest caliber. She hails from Beautiful Australia where she happily creates in her studio producing incredible artwork. Tracey has a distinctive style that I could pick out of a painting line-up if said paintings had been arrested, lol. She does though, switch it up a bit sometimes and do a different piece that allows the viewer to see a different side of this artist. Let me illuminate this for you pictorially.
|Whimsical & adorable teacups|
|Extraordinary Peony painting|
I did a virtual interview with Tracey Fletcher King and she was so generous to answer my questions. Here's the interview:
Jenn: How did you get started making art?
When we resettled full time in Queensland, Australia I found that I finally had time to haul out the paints and canvases. I spent a few very frustrating years trying to get some skills back and to struggle back down the path of fine art and landscape work, selling some work here and there and schlepping work to exhibits & competitions.
|Ordinary things make great art.|
|Tracey's work printed onto note cards|
|You've Got Mail!|
Jenn: What is your process in creation? (do you like plein air best or use of a photograph, or your own imagination, or follow where the art supplies take you?)
|"I work from whatever grabs my eye."|
Jenn: What are your favorite artist's supplies?
|My favorite supplies|
are water colors...
|...and pen & ink.|
Jenn: How does making a spectacular piece make you feel?
| Tracey is |
Jenn: What do you do with a less than stellar piece, do you rework until you're happy?
Tracey: Sometimes I rework it but to tell you the truth, I have a drawer full of half finished work, work that has become too frustrating, or is just plain sucky. Mostly I think that not getting it to a complete stage is just fine. Why do we have to finish everything? I think it's the scourge of adulthood that we believe we have to finish things off. If you watch children, they often have no problem leaving things half done, sometimes they come back to them and sometimes they don’t but either way it's no big deal. I kind of work like that now, not being too concerned about the results. I have to say my, life is much better for it.
Jenn: Is there anything else you'd like me to include about you or your art? (anything you'd like to elaborate on would be great!)
|Tracey's blog header painting|
I hope you thoroughly enjoyed my first installment of a "Featured Artist". This reoccurring series will bring a new amazing artist to light every month. In the future, if you'd like to read all the "Featured Artist" posts, just click on the "I've Been Featured" button in my sidebar and all the posts in this series will pop up.
Remember, on Saturday the first "Artist's Play Room" challenge will be up and one week later a wrap up of this week's entries will be showcased. So, come on back on Saturday morning to get the challenge, then link up before the end of next week! Until then, I'll talk to you all later.