Tess Ainley Gallery introduces new artist
‘Flood of Light’ Tracey Ross 53 x 53cm Mixed Media on Canvas
Tracey Ross is the latest artist to be introduced to Tess Ainley Gallery in Holt, Norfolk. Tracey is a contemporary artist based in North Norfolk, where she spends lots of time walking along the coastline with her sketchbook, drawing the seasonal changes. It is a place where she feels a connection; a sense of presence. She paints to capture the beauty of Creation along the North Norfolk coast, with its creeks, skies and expansive beaches; it has become, for her, an exciting spiritual journey on canvas. She finds that painting in an abstract style, using mixed media, acrylics and oils, enables her paintings to reveal a deeper mystery. Rapidly drawing her feelings of a place through mark making, is key to her recalling the energy she senses, when sketching the fleeting and ethereal light. Tracey delights in capturing the seasonal elements along the coast; whether it be the fiery hues of a blazing sunset or how the misty sea frets together, with the clarity of light, on a bright, breezy day.
Tracey studied textile design and went on to complete a Visual Studies degree at Norwich University of the Arts. She is a member of the Norwich 20 Group and regularly participates in the annual Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios. She was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition 2015, was finalist for the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) 2016 and the Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) at the Mall Galleries 2016-2017. Her work is held in private collections both in the UK and abroad.
Tess Ainley Gallery opened in November 2016. It is an independent, contemporary gallery, where Tess also makes her own and private commissioned work. ‘I have had an overwhelmingly good response since opening’ she says, ’people are intrigued by the combination of mixed media work, finding it original and refreshingly different’. Tess is currently showing the work of several artists who work in mixed media, ceramics, jewellery, photography and furniture. She is currently participating in Cley 17 www.cleycontemporaryart.org 6 July – 6 August and is also taking part in the Holt Fringe Festival, www.holtfestival.org 22 – 30 July.
Tess Ainley Gallery is located at 3 Hoppers Yard, Bull Street, Holt NR25 6LN and is open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm.
T: 01263 714024 W: tessainleygallery.com