Tracey says, "In the UK, we are a nation of gardeners. My own childhood was full of trips to the garden centre with my Grandpa and hours playing on my Grandad's allotment or in his immaculate garden. It is safe to say that I have inherited the gardening bug. I see a garden or balcony space as a room in its own right and one that I cherish. For me it is mostly about the plants though. Hebes for the bees, roses and tulips for their splash of colour and for using as cut flowers. Hydrangeas and Alliums for the statement they make. I love them all. I watch them come into bud, in eager anticipation of what is to come. As they slowly reveal themselves I find myself remaking to those around me how beautiful they are. It is the same conversation that I have each and every year, but we all react the same. Nature helps us to find the best in ourselves especially at moments of renewal."
Acrylic and mixed media painting on canvas
91.5cm x 51cm (unframed)
108.3cm x 67.8 cm (framed in a moulded, white stain frame)
See corner photo of actual frame.
Currently showing at No Naked Walls Gallery.