Artist's Statement

Although a photographer for over 16 years, I waited until the age of 58 to publicly share my passion for surrealism and the darker side of art. Even as a little girl, I loved all things that go bump in the night. It's possible that I have seen every scary movie ever made, but I have a strong preference for psychological horror as opposed to violence. A few of my favorites are Rosemary's Baby, The Haunting, and The Blair Witch Project. However, The Exorcist is the film that left indelible marks in my mind.
 

My outlet is creating eerie, dream-like images that usually lay on the shadowy side of the imagination. Photoshop allows me to create an illusion atop the reality that I photograph. Using texture and vignettes over the images reinforce a sense of the dream state. I want my art to encourage people to take a break from reality and explore aberrant subjects because the images are intended to awaken the imagination of the observer. 


Currently, I am exploring what makes us human. Not our biology but our mind. I am primarily interested by what we choose to hide from the world and how we do it. I am fascinated with women: our experiences, emotions, hopes, and fears that make us who we are. Our spiritual beings. And our dark little hidey holes where we stuff the bad things. If someone could see inside another's soul in a dark moment, what would that look like?

 

We all need to escape now and then. Walk in the shadows with me.
 

JURIED ART SHOWS
Syzygy Art Collab,  "Dark Art" Exhibition, Davis Art Center, Fort Meyers, Florida 2020
Tall Sequoia Gallery, "Abstract My World" Exhibition, Toronto, Canada, 2020
Push/Pull, "In Toto Virtual Exhibition," 2020
The Artist's Circle Gallery "America the Beautiful" Exhibition, 2020, Texas-Honorable Mention
Kentuck Museum and Gallery "Art to Make You Smile" Exhibition, Alabama 2020
National Council on Aging, Arlington, Virginia, 2020
Happy Gallery Chicago, "Still Relevant" Exhibit, Chicago, 2020
Marvelous Art Gallery, "Surrealism" Exhibition, Istanbul, 2020
Revolution Gallery, "Mini Masterpieces" Exhibition, Buffalo, New York, 2020
Loosen Art Int'l Group Exhibition "About Future" Rome, Italy, 2019
Blank Wall Gallery "Fine Art" Exhibition, Athens, Greece, 2019
Blank Wall Gallery "Black and White" Exhibition, Athens, Greece, 2019
Water Street Studios 9th Anniversary, Batavia, IL 2018
St. Charles Arts Council Arts Fest, St. Charles, IL 2018

 

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
Adobe Stock
Getty Images
Dreamstime​

 

ONLINE MAGAZINES
Vogue Italia
abookof
DarkestGoth, Kentucky​
Twenty-two Twenty-eight

 

PRINT MAGAZINES

Annex Magazine
Art of Portrait, Russia
Audacious Fashion Magazine, Oklahoma
beauNU Magazine
BeautyMute, Europe
Beyondall Magazine
Black Pinups, Oklahoma
Bombshell Magazine, UK/Europe
Child, Tween, Teen Fashion Magazine
CiiN Magazine, Middle East
Dreamy Magazine
Edith Magazine
Eerie Eclipse Magazine, Massachusetts
Elegant Magazine, Anaheim, California
Epic Style Magazine
Fantasia Divinity, Georgia
Fashion In Motion, Austria/Germany/Switzerland
Fashion Millennium Magazine
Femme Rebelle Magazine, UK
Feroce Magazine, Scotland/UK
Forward Fashion, Toronto
GENZO Magazine
Gothesque Magazine, Texas
Horizont Magazine, Berlin, Germany
Kultur Magazine, UK, Germany, Croatia

Like A Lion MagazineLipstik Magazine Top 25London RunwayLYUN Magazine, LondonMarika Magazine, RussiaMob JournalMoevir MagazineMontana MouthfulNeoque MagazineNew Face MagazineNorthside Magazine, FloridaNovel NoctuleOndine Magazine, Ireland
ONLYCHILD
Over Magazine, California

Period Magazine, Hong Kong/Asia
Philocaly Magazine, Chicago
Picton Magazine, New York
Prolific Quarterly, US/Canada/Norway/Costa Rica
Rise Magazine
Rizing Magazine, Canada
Rocket Magazine, California
Seraphina Magazine
Smith and Gale Magazine
Songs of Eretz Poetry
Stilo Style Diary Magazine
Squardo Magazine
Start In Art, Germany
StyleCruz Magazine, California 
TEEN Cruz
The Boulevard Magazine, Miami
THETHE Magazine, Milan
Torrid Literature Journal, Tampa, FL
Transcend
Tres Jolie Magazine, California
World of Goth

PRINT MAGAZINES

Alban Lake Publishing

Annex Magazine
Art of Portrait, Russia
Audacious Fashion Magazine, Oklahoma
Bards and Sages Quarterly
beauNU Magazine
BeautyMute, Europe
Beyondall Magazine
Black Pinups, Oklahoma
Bombshell Magazine, UK/Europe
Child, Tween, Teen Fashion Magazine
CiiN Magazine, Middle East
Dreamy Magazine
Edith Magazine
Eerie Eclipse Magazine, Massachusetts
Elegant Magazine, Anaheim, California
Epic Style Magazine
Xpressions Magazine, Canada
Factor Four Magazine, 
Fantasia Divinity, Georgia
Fashion In Motion, Austria/Germany/Switzerland
Fashion Millennium Magazine
Femme Rebelle Magazine, UK
Feroce Magazine, Scotland/UK
Fienfh Magazine, Paris
Forward Fashion, Toronto
FrostFire Worlds
GENZO Magazine
Gothesque Magazine, Texas
Horizont Magazine, Berlin, Germany
Horrid Magazine, Denver
Kultur Magazine, UK, Germany, Croatia
Like A Lion Magazine

Lipstik Magazine Top 25
London Runway
LYUN Magazine, London

Marika Magazine, Russia
Mob Journal
Moevir Magazine
Montana Mouthful
Neoque Magazine
New Face Magazine
Northside Magazine, Florida
Novel Noctule
Ondine Magazine, Ireland
ONLYCHILD
Over Magazine, California

Period Magazine, Hong Kong/Asia
Philocaly Magazine, Chicago
Picton Magazine, New York
Prolific Quarterly, US/Canada/Norway/Costa Rica
Rise MagazineRizing Magazine, Canada
Rocket Magazine, California
Seraphina Magazine
Smith and Gale Magazine
Smode Magazine, London

Songs of Eretz Poetry
Stilo Style Diary Magazine
Squardo Magazine
Start In Art, Germany
StyleCruz Magazine, California 
Sunlight Press, Los Angeles
Syracuse Cultural Datebook, 

TEEN Cruz
The Boulevard Magazine, Miami
The New Southern Fugitives & SFK Press, Nashville

THETHE Magazine, Milan
Torrid Literature Journal, Tampa, FL
Transcend
Tres Jolie Magazine, California
Vanity Wall Magazine

World of Goth

Most images are available as fine art prints.  Contact Tracy for details.

Fine Art Giclee Prints
on Elegance Velvet Fine Art Paper and Archival Certified for 100+ Years

  • 12x18"

  • 16x24" 

  • 24x36"

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630.234.9405

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St. Charles, IL  60175

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