The Lake Artists Society Feature Artist

I am delighted to have been chosen as this Springs feature artist for The Lake Artists Society.

 

 Here is a copy-

My new Studio with Gallery space is the most wonderful space in which to work as well as to display and exhibit in a beautiful environment”.

Built 3 years ago next to her home in Arnside, Tracy says she still feels the excitement and joy when entering her studio, it is such a peaceful, inspiring and uplifting place in which to work. Designed with her son they created a light filled space that is perfect for both working and exhibiting. The views of the Estuary and Lakeland fells beyond are an added bonus.

Tracy’s landscapes, seascapes, and wild flower subjects often mean painting outdoors in situ in and around Cumbria as well as travelling to her favourite locations in The Outer Hebrides, the Yorkshire Dales, Southern France and Spain.

During the past year, being more confined to the small area of the AONB landscape on her doorstep has led to an intense local focus with acute observation of this stunning environment.

A positive side to the situation has been that Tracy has been prolific and a large number of paintings has been produced and even though she has been painting around South Lakeland for more than 25 years, the lockdown has given rise to more contemplation of her environment with a different perspective and new material.

Tracy often finds the beauty in nature that most people would overlook or ignore, for example in a clump of weeds or wildflowers on a road side. A welcome addition, and to which Tracy says “they just keep creeping in”, is the inclusion of more birds in recent work being depicted amongst foliage and within her landscapes.

Thistles at New Barnes Beach. 52cm x 53cm.

The lockdown has given me time to solely concentrate on my work without all the other work and distractions that being an artist involves, such as: visiting framers, printers, graphic designer, photographer, gallery deliveries, website and much more. Which for me, this is perfect!”

Tracy warmly welcomes and loves having visitors to her studio, which she has missed during lockdowns. Many new works are on display and visitors can now book their visit.

Beautiful Morning. 52cm x 52cm. 

Here is a sneaky preview of one of the paintings Tracy has reserved for this years Lake Artists Society summer exhibition.

Winter Walk around Brothers Water. Acrylic and mixed media. 52cm x 52cm.

www.lakeartists.org.uk

FRAMED PRINTS

AFTER lockdown

*****NEW*****

We are now offering an in house framing service on most standard size reproduction prints. Come and choose your print and often they can be ready for collection within the hour. Large format prints are to order framed and can take up to 3 weeks. 

The standard size prints are framed in a beautiful simple solid ash white frame. The size of a standard size framed square print is 59cm x 59.5cm.

A rainy painting trip to Mull

Just returned from an inspiring, but incredibly rainy and windy painting trip, to The Isle of mull and Iona.

Painting outdoors can be quite challenging and frustrating when up against rain storms and strong winds. When all your equipment and materials get soaked its not pleasant. Transporting all my materials and paintings across fields and beaches in the wind and rain is sometimes difficult. However, these weather conditions can often create the most interesting colours and atmosphere. I have returned buzzing with inspiration to work on some larger paintings and mono prints that should keep me busy for the coming weeks. The Hebrides is stunning in all weathers, the colours, the contrasts, the huge skies and the beautiful beaches.

As you can see in the photograph there was one sunny day! The rest of the time I was wearing wooly hat, fleece and waterproofs.

customer feedback

I receive so many absolutely wonderful comments and emails from customers and visitors to the gallery. It hadn’t previously occurred to me to keep these and post them on my website! However, I feel it may be helpful to those of you thinking about a visit, or those of you considering an online purchase. I am so grateful for all your feedback.

Here are some examples, that I will keep updated …

TRACY

Just wanted to thank you for making my retirement gift so special. It is such a wonderful painting that has so much meaning for me! Thank you also for making a special exception too. 

(Cumbria) Mr R

 

Hello Tracy

 

Just a quick note to let you know how much my Mum and Dad love your picture of Iona. They have it at the foot of their bed and Mum says seeing it first thing every morning gives her a fantastic start to the day!

Jan 2021 Mr S (Manchester)

 

 

H Tracy 

The painting arrived safely this morning!! It is totally gorgeous – we absolutely love it. 
Thank you so much for arranging the delivery and for the little package of cards! 
You can rest assured that your beautiful work has gone to a good home! 
Hope to see you in the studio sometime soon. 
MRS K (LONDON) Aug 2020

Hi Tracy

It was really good to meet you yesterday and thank you so much for giving us as much decision time in your fabulous studio.

We absolutely love the painting – even more so now it is home! You were absolutely right about the colours and tone changing – we are already seeing more each time we look at it.

Mr P. (Cheshire) July 2020
Hi Tracy
We are delighted with the 2 pictures.  Not in the place we originally thought but near each other in a light, airy space. I love the contrast of colourful nature against the man-made structure in the Pinks.They make us smile and already hung!
Mrs S. (Cumbria) June 2020

Dear Tracy

I just wanted you to know how absolutely thrilled we are with the print of Andnamurchan we bought from you yesterday.  It’s as though it was waiting for us to come for it! It is now the focal point of our living room and will give us pleasure always. 
Best wishes
Mrs N  ( Cumbria) July 2020
Dear Tracy
We had a lovely lockdown celebration for mum and dad’s anniversary and your painting topped of the day beautifully – they absolutely love it and it is already up, pride of place, on the lounge wall. We are incredibly grateful (and relieved) that we had the opportunity to get hold of it so early as obviously, it has proved a big hit with so many! So to those people who love it as much as us, I’m sorry but we’re keeping it!
Ms H (Cheshire) June 2020

Interior Designer

My son, Oliver Williamson, who normally works in London as a senior Interior designer who specialises in restaurant design is currently living with us here in Arnside. Oliver and I designed my new Studio a couple of years ago.  He has been working on some local domestic property designs alongside working from home for the London company he works for, Path Design.

Should you have a project in need of an Interior designer, either domestic, retail or hospitality then please contact Oliver on oliwilliamson@hotmail.co.uk and he will be happy to talk to you.

Update and important information for visitors

It has been wonderful to welcome you all back!

Hi All

I have been very busy over the past few of months engrossed in working in the studio inspired by my local landscape. The lockdown has given me time to solely concentrate on my work without all the other work that being an artist involves, such as: visiting framers, printers, graphic designer, photographer, gallery deliveries etc etc.

Prior to lockdown I had produced some new work that was ready for a May Open Studio I had planned but that sadly couldn’t take place.

I have been clearly focused and lucky to have the quiet peaceful space in which to work. I can’t wait to show you all the new work. I suspect there won’t be big groups in the studio for some time so I am working towards holding an exhibition whereby time slots are allocated over maybe a week or 2 week period for arranged visits. I will send out an email nearer the time when plans are in place so if your not on my mailing list please add yourself or email me if you would like to be kept informed.

In the meantime you can arrange a visit to the studio by email or phone but expect a more messy surrounding as I am working. There is currently a lot of work on display and browsers with prints. Prints can also be ordered online. Greeting cards can be ordered in pack of 12 via the shop menu on this website.

Important  Information for visitors 

In order to provide a comfortable and safe environment for all, please read the following  health and safety guidelines for visiting the studio. 
A specific day and time slot will be allocated for visitors.
Please do not visit the studio if you or any members of your household have been ill in the last 14 days or you feel unwell.
If you feel comfortable please wear a face covering or mask if others are in the studio at the same time.
Please use the sanitiser gel at the door upon entry and exit.
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The preferred method of payment for paintings and prints is BACS please, but if don’t have online banking then a cheque is acceptable.
(For the time being, Greeting cards will only be sold in gift packs of 12.)
If you cannot use your pre booked time slot please let me know as soon as possible, so this frees up a slot for someone else. It also means that I can plan my work around visitors more easily.
Please try to be on time to avoid unnecessary overlaps with other visitors, but we understand delays happen.
Usually there is a good time gap between visitors.
Generally visits will be limited to one household or to you and your friend but very occasionally 2 groups may be in the studio at the same time. The studio is very spacious with many windows and can easily accommodate this but please observe social distancing measures.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation to keep everyone safe.

New Gallery in Harrogate

The lovely new Watermark Gallery in Harrogate has just opened and I’m very pleased they are showing my work. They also sell my greeting cards and limited edition reproduction Giclée prints.

On display at the moment are around 6 of my original paintings.

Gift Voucher cards available

NEW in …

For a Special Unique Gift Idea…

Ideal for birthdays, weddings, employee leaving work, retirement gift.

Gift Voucher cards available to purchase from The Studio Gallery. Any amount over £20 and valid for 2 years. Printed on a quality card with grey envelope. These can also be purchased by email tracylevine@hotmail.co.uk

STUDIO & GALLERY

G I F T V O U C H E R

The Studio

High Bank Cottage 27 Silverdale Road . Arnside LA5 0AH

www.tracylevine.co.uk 07811 826 387

Next Studio Exhibition Open Weekend

SATURDAY 23rd & SUNDAY 24th  NOVEMBER 

10am – 5pm.

You are welcome to visit at other times by prior arrangement ( when you might get a coffee or glass of wine and have the studio gallery to yourself ! ). Please email or phone first.

The Studio will be open with a full exhibition of work including local landscapes, Yorkshire Dales, Hebrides and The Lake District inspired work.

This year I have worked away on numerous occasions and this has included Spain, Italy, France and The Scottish Outer Hebrides. Returning home to be refreshed and re inspired by my beautiful local area of outstanding natural beauty ( AONB ) I have been spotted painting on the shores of Silverdale and Arnside. I have been painting this area of the South Lakes for over 25 years and I am still inspired to produce new work based on this landscape.

There will be browsers with a wide selection of reproduction prints and greetings cards. Many new prints have been released this year.

Also, a few special bargains in the unframed originals browser and some discounted prints.

Refreshments available.

Artist Magazine

Absolutely thrilled to have such a wonderful feature about my work, of 9 pages long,  in The Artists Magazine that is distributed throughout the U.S.A and Canada. ( Available in some outlets in the U.K). The double page spread of my painting Across to Jenny Browns Point is especially lovely.

They have written a comprehensive article and the reproduction quality of my images is excellent. What a wonderful magazine to work with. 

Click on the link below to view all the article.

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