My name is Tracey Platt and I am a mixed media artist and work from my home studio near Truro, Cornwall.
I am self-taught and only really started art about five years ago when I decided I needed a hobby and thought I would try collage. Wasn’t this just sticking pieces of paper down and creating a picture? I did some research and studied lots of collage artists and discovered there was a whole new world to this type of art. This started with me creating my own painted papers and soon I was hooked, creating vibrant work. This led on to designing greetings cards, which are colourful and quirky. Why does a dog need to be brown when it can be a hot pink?
After having a studio built in the garden, I was able to experiment more with paint and began doing larger pieces including acrylic paint pours and abstract work and after four years, I have built up a large portfolio.
Colour plays a big part in my life and this is evident in my work. I love to experiment with different materials, not always knowing what I will end up with.
My other work includes hand painted bags and designing my own greetings cards. My designs are generally quirky which make people smile and I love to paint seagulls, the coast, waves and mermaids (I call mine Cornish Sea Maidens). Other designs include abstract flowers, animals and people. I usually do a series on a particular subject.
I have taken part in numerous exhibitions and set up and ran Lostwithiel Art Fair when I discovered there was a lack of venues and inexpensive opportunities for local Cornish artists to show their work. I also attend markets and fairs in the South East/Thames Valley selling my cards, bags and gifts.
I have now opened up a small gallery to the public this year so that I can meet my buyers and show them where I am at.
Tel: 07896 568651
Email: [email protected]
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