Tracy White Artist Bio I’ve been interested in and influenced by art for as long as I can remember. My grandmother, who was a Plein Air painter, would take me with her on her paint days when I was a child. She worked in 3D art as well. In my grade school years, I was invited to join an upper class after school art program taught by an international artist. As I continued through my formative years, I spent my free time drawing and creating. I attended a technical high school and had the opportunity to spend 3-5 hours a day in commercial arts, mechanical drawing and photography. These different processes and mediums informed my work then, and now. This was a wonderful time in my life and lead to a great love of everything related to art and creating. Over the last 30 years I’ve designed and produced environmental experiences for event attendees, changing spaces, creating unique props, centerpieces, and stage designs for a fully immersive experience. Translating a theme or concept into something that is experienced on many levels - through the eyes, ears, touch, and even mouth - has been an exciting challenge. Working in the corporate event world, I’ve been able to work nationally and worldwide. After a life filled with joys, and deep tragedies, including the death of my young son, I’ve learned that painting is my escape and my salvation. Bright colors keep me happy and I paint places I want to escape into, whether a geographical space or an abstract place I can wander through in my mind, bringing the world of my imagination to life. Shows and exhibits: Metropolitian Art Show Aug. 2020 M.A.D.S 20.20 international Contemporary Art Exhibit June 19-July 03, 2020 Metropolitian Art Show Aug. 2020 Franklin Auditorium Aug. 6th, 2020 Personal Statement: When you’re traveling the world of chaos, it’s nice to have a path. My path is through the canvas and the brush. Art has always provided a path out of the confusion and turmoil in life. Through child death, loss of a husband’s mental health, and raising two kids as a single mom, my art has given me a place to process my emotions. Finding solace in the paint hitting the canvas has been one of my great joys. When I paint I can get lost in the process. I’m just the open channel; the process flows through me, not from me. I work in paint, mixed media and sculpture. Through a lens of abstraction I depict intense personal moments by incorporating both rules and omissions, often engaging the viewer through circular shapes and impressions. Recently I’ve been working on two series, one abstract and the other a whimsical and quirky look at realism. My abstract works invoke emotion, intellect, and memory, while my realistic pieces are my interpretation of places I’ve traveled.