I am an experimental painter. I love to find new and unusual ways to make my paintings unique. Acrylic paints and mediums allow me to paint in both water media techniques as well as traditional oil painting approaches. I am also enamored of encaustics. It is the perfect material for experimentation.
For me, cutting edge is creating new ways to assemble the visual. Paintings need to be about something. I feel strongly that creating a feeling of depth is important – both visual and of meaning. My paintings are built in layers of color, texture, images and mixed media when it supports my concept. But also layers to the imagery... painting fascinates me and I teach to share my love of self expression with these beautiful materials.
Tracy's paintings are always showing DOWN the street from ARTspot at HouseWares, 318 Main Street, Edmonds, and UP the street at Cole Gallery's "Cole Contemporary" at 107 5th Ave S. Tracy is also represented by Lynn Hanson Gallery in Seattle.
Please take a few minutes to view "Nice Girl: The Process of Experimental Painting" produced by my daughter Bryn Fraker in 2010 as an assignment for her video documentary class at Meadowdale High School. If you are considering taking a painting class with me, this is a great introduction to my way of working with textures and layering techniques. I welcome any inquiries about my classes, or my work!