Tracy Thompson

Categories: Mixed Media / Visual Arts

Tracy Steel Thompson attended Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia before transferring to Ringling College (formerly Ringling School of Art and Design) where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Her professional experience has included faux finish and mural painting for a high-end market, photo restoration, graphic design, art education and informal art therapy with the elderly and those with autism. Tracy’s artistic interests have transitioned from illustration and graphic design to mixed media by combining painting and printmaking. Influenced by a visit to Disney’s Magic Kingdom at the age of five, she finds her work is reminiscent of the artist Mary Blaire, creator of Disney’s iconic Small World ride. Tracy admires and gravitates toward the bold shapes, fluid lines and complex textures of Rex Ray’s work. The use of a Gelli Arts printing plate allows her the freedom to create her own papers with multiple layers of texture. The combination of painting and these hand-crafted papers open endless possibilities for Tracy. She has exhibited her work at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s Main Library and currently has work on display at several businesses in Huntsville, AL. She is inspired by the colors and patterns of the beauty of nature that give her a sense of awe for God the Creator. She aspires to express God’s love for the world through the bold, playful colors and textures of her work.