Tracy Ginn


My paintings are an evolution, from complex land- and cityscapes to a voyeur's street gallery of arcane scenes witnessed in an ever-changing environment. I'm passionate about capturing the simple psychology of uncommon people in common culture and equally as excited about the everyday light of nature in its dramatic shifts. People and landscapes move me: from the quirky lady with floppy, flowered sunhat and oversized handbag at the crosswalk, to a street messenger swathed in colorful scarves skating down a bustling avenue. My sources are random, from snapshots taken of urban life to pencil sketches or mother nature.


With my oil paintings I use a glazing style that incorporates small amounts of color in clear glaze washes over selected areas of the artwork, a technique that captures the color brilliance intrinsic to the luminosity of this medium. Occasionally, I will venture outside to study color with oil pastels or paints, and find that playing with the fleeting light of a natural landscape affords spontaneity as well as focuses my attention on the immediacy of light. Intricacies of life generate my curiosity, from the glittering glow of night waves to city-street dwellers in noon-day glare; I'm witness to wherever my curiosity ventures and open to the stage of characters and colors that unfold.