Tracey Chaykin is an Award-Winning Colored Pencil Artist from Napa, California. Born and raised in the boroughs of New York City, she always desired to be creative even from an early age with Nature as her main inspiration. Tracey’s Art is a reflection of the beauty that is all around us utilizing Hyper-Realism to preserve the subject with creative license/imagination for the supporting backgrounds.
Every new piece of art is an opportunity to challenge herself to invent new ways to work with Colored Pencil. Some days it’s Colored Pencil on its own, sometimes combined with other mediums. Once a subject is chosen, she studies the subject and considers how to best represent using Colored Pencil and if adding other mediums such as Gouache, Acrylic Pouring, Metal Leaf or even Palette Knife painting, will further help the subject come alive.
In our day and age with the increasing effects of Climate Change on environments around the world; she chooses to capture moments from the smallest of insects to people. Tracey’s efforts are not only to preserve but to also participate in conservation efforts. Groups like Artists and Biologists Unite for Nature and Artists for a Green Planet provide the ideal platform with campaigns to achieve these goals; bring a voice to those that can’t speak for themselves. Goals to share the beauty and diversity of our world and that we all deserve a place to live in it. We all have a responsibility to ensure our world’s survival for future generations and all living on this Planet!
If her Art inspires the smallest of changes, evokes emotion, then Tracey has achieved her goal!
Visit Tracey's website.
Visit Tracey's Facebook page.
Visit Tracey's Instagram page.