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First Friday | May 2018
May 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDTFree
After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Art, Tracy spent several years learning the art gallery business by selling other noted artist’s works, then started her own full time painting career after moving to Colorado Springs in 1994. Her favorite subject matter and best sellers are her horse paintings and she also loves to paint the wildlife and symbols of the Western United States. In the last two years she has added pet portraits to her repertoire after much demand and request from collectors. The popularity of her dog paintings has also drawn attention from the publishing world and her prints are now sold in Home Goods, TJ Maxx and other retailers around the world.
In 2011 she opened Tracy Miller Gallery, located in the charming town of Manitou Springs, where she also represents other artists of the “New West.” Tracy was recently selected, along with 110 other artists for a new North Light Book, Acrylic Works-The Best of Acrylic Painters. The book was released in March 2014.
Tracy has participated in prestigious shows and invitational’s such as The Mountain Oyster Club Art Show and Sale, Western Spirit at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Representing the West at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Plein Air Fest at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and Icons of the West at Dana Gallery in Montana.
Corporate collections are also starting to happen with Newmont Mining Company, CampoRico Brazil and Children’s Hospital of Denver all adding her work to their environments.
Tracy has turned a lifetime obsession with creating art and a love of animals into a career where she strives to capture the essence and spirit of the animals she paints through bold brushwork, color and strategic use of negative space.
“My paintings are done in bold brushstrokes and highly charged colors. My work starts as pure abstract expressionism, integrating emotion and movement through color and shape. The animal reveals itself to me in the process of applying paint. I then refine the details that make the animal immediately recognizable, capturing it’s essence and spirit.” Tracy Miller was obsessed from a young age with art, horses–and the wide open