Propeller Member Since 2020
Tracy Thomson is a painter/mixed media artist, living and working in Toronto. Creating since the age of 4 with chalk, sharp pencils for narrative drawing, black marker and finally to her parent’s relief…paint. Graduated AOCA, studied Fine Art, received the Nora E Vaughn Award and in 4th year, switched to Experimental Art, “to work large and explore abstract space.” She is a member of the CSPWC, has exhibited throughout Canada and Italy.
Private Collections, Book Illustrations, Exhibitions: Canada, US, Italy, Netherlands, Korea. Permanent Canadian collection: Centro d’arte e Cultura Alberto di Giovani gallery, Roccamorice, Italy.
Life’s ambiguities, the spaces between, the “unseen”…Creates a sense of wonder, to paint what I “don’t know”. I’m enormously moved by nature in all its mysterious complexities and human nature, the resilience and compassion is life-affirming. Science, technology, climate change, the process of decimation and remediation of our planet, also informs my art. Otherwise, I’m a happy camper with one foot in reality and the rest of me, elsewhere! Hence my symbolic reconstructions of fictional locales, where amorphic beings, invented vegetation and dwellings, often float to the surface of their own volition. Inspiring imagined interior and exterior spaces, as a hopeful metaphor for the human condition.