Artist, graphic designer, candle maker and work at home Mom. Creating, for me, is not simply an option, it is a way of life. With every season comes new inspirations. Working from home allows me to focus on the specific creative element that is most inspiring to me each day (in between my Mom duties, of course). This means that work never feels like work. I am very grateful for this creative life that I am fortunate to live.
Tracy Ann Gavin was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick. She graduated from Saint Vincent’s High School in 2001. With the help of the first Fred Ross Scholarship, she went on to attend the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design where she majored in Graphic Design, graduating in 2004. Graphic Design has played a key role in her education as an artist. To create a work of art that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also visually interesting one must have a strong grasp of layout and design. Tracy has been selling her work at Decor8 Finishing Touches in Brunswick Square for the past 14 years.
1. a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria.
2. a person who practices one of the fine arts, esp. a painter or sculptor.
3. a person whose trade or profession requires a knowledge of design, drawing or painting.
4. a person whose work exhibits exceptional skill.
I am an artist.
As a child I loved to color, draw and paint. The dirtier my hands were the more fun I had. As an adult all that has changed are the materials I use. Crayons to pastels, HB pencils to charcoal, inexpensive tempera to high quality acrylic, oil, watercolor and inks.
The constant encouragement from family and friends has brought me to a point in my life where I am more content than I ever thought possible. My life’s goal has always been to make a living doing what I absolutely love to do.
Over the years I have fallen in love with many diverse styles of painting and I am determined to always keep learning. I will likely never “settle” on just one style to call my own. Luckily there is no “artist’s rule” that says I have to. However, if there was such a rule…I would, most certainly, break it.
-Tracy Ann Gavin 2018