Tracy Sharp

Artist Statement

 

"I was raised in a home dripping with art. The smell of linseed oil, my mother's stained hand, jars of pigments, boxes of treasures...these are the memories that fill my soul.  I resisted following in familiar footsteps, eager to find my own way. Finally, I came to a fork in my path. My life shifted and suddenly I was still. I had nothing left to say, nothing left to do. Simply put, I picked up a brush and I began to paint."

"My surfaces are heavy and time intensive. Layers of medium allow images to simply appear, like looking at clouds. My creative response forms around drips, pooling pigments and chunks of plaster. Images seem to move in and out, constantly morphing and spinning into something new. I'm inspired by all that surrounds me, and I am forever grateful."

 

Education

BFA at University of Georgia, 1990

 

"Flight"

mixed media on board

24" x 48"

"Dress Form"

mixed media on canvas

24" x 48"

"Grace"

mixed media on paper

13 1/2" x 26 1/2"

"Rapture"

mixed media on paper

20" x 38"

"Spirit"

mixed media on paper

13 1/2" x 26 1/2"

"Soul Searcher"

mixed media on paper

20" x 38"

"Untitled"

mixed media on paper

13 1/2" x 26

"Allegorical Figure 2: Clarity"

oil stick drawing on panel

24" x 60"

*SOLD*

"Allegorical Figure 2"

oil stick drawing on panel

24" x 60"

*SOLD*

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215

615-297-3201