Hertfordshire based artist Tracey Pinnington creates dramatic paintings, working primarily in acrylic paint with a focus on the natural world. Her inspiration comes from wildlife and the striking contrasts between light and shadows.
She has recently been exploring the chiaroscuro technique (loosely translated it means the dramatic use of light and dark). The transitions from light and shadow bring drama and depth to her finished portraits, sometimes creating the impression of the subject emerging from the darkness.
It isn’t often we get the chance to be up close and see the fine detail of such majestic creatures, her paintings aim to capture their three-dimensionality and natural beauty, giving the viewer a sense of how the animal might be feeling. Essentially ‘bringing you closer to wildlife through art.’
Tracey is represented by Buckingham Fine Art Publishers and The Archive Gallery. Tracey is a member of the Association of Animal Artists, the Bishop's Stortford art society and the Hertford art society.
She has won numerous awards, featured in books and magazines such as Artists and Illustrators and attracts a loyal following of worldwide collectors.