Susan Tracey gained B.A.Hons. in Painting and Printmaking at Sheffield Hallam University and went on to exhibit widely in the South East before returning to Derbyshire. Her work is in diverse places including NCR in London, Rotherham Hospital, offices in Leeds and in private collections.
Her work is drawn from her experience of landscape, walking and sketching directly from nature, spending a lot of time in observation and returning often to the same place before working in the studio. Susan’s work is meditative in character, the intention being the creation of a timeless space that distils the essence of place, and can allow a moment or two of calm in a busy day.
She works mostly in oil on linen, oil paint dries slowly and working in layers allows time for thought and reflection. Her current work is inspired by her yoga practice, dawn light, and the surface of water.