Tracy Stevens

 

As a child, I was told I can accomplish anything. My parents, Johnnie and John Stevens, never placed any constraints on me. In the 4th grade, I painted a watercolor wreath that ended up on a Christmas card produced by Hallmark. In the 6th grade, I created a comic strip in which the characters spoke in French. My artwork, a simple pastel drawing of flowers, was recognized by Kwesi Mfume when I was in the 9th grade. In my early 20's Salem Tobacco Products published my painted, "Broken Images" and sold it country-wide. Mid-20's, my photo, "After the Rain", was published by an ametur photography book. The list goes on and on...

 

Artist Statement

 

I love nature and all its beauty. That's why I take photos and combine them graphically. I try to express what I see through painting. Art lets you do all of the above and allow people to see the world through my eyes. I believe you can take others on a voyage just by taking a photo and making it yours either by painting or graphically altering it. Art is giving yourself; opening up to others, creating something beautiful that will last throughout the years, leaving a legacy. Not being afraid to let people see you, I mean really see you.

 

My art is expression. An expression of how I feel, who I am, and who’s a part of me. My art work is my world and I invite everyone to step into it.

 

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