‘Colour My World’ exhibition by Tracey Murrell | 28 Jan-23 Feb 2015

See the inaugural exhibition of colourful works by local artist Tracey Murrell, with her lovely ramblings through vibrantly coloured flowers, animals and abstracts. An exhibition true to its title.

  • When: 28 January to 23 February 2015, open daily 10am to 4pm
  • Where: The Gloucester Gallery, 27 Denison Street.
  • Cost: Free entry

All are invited to the opening night on Saturday 31 January at 6.30pm.

About Tracey Murrell

I have had a passion for art all my life. However, as a child I struggled with stick figures, jealous of all the other kids who had no trouble at all. At 11, something clicked and I was, it seemed overnight, able to produce works I was both proud of and that others thought were pretty good. I still have the first painting that had my primary school teacher giving me my very first praise for art… ever.

As a teenager, I spent a large part of my time in class sketching my schoolmates. I still did quite well at school so I think for some of my subjects I must have absorbed information through osmosis!

For most of my adult life, art has taken a back seat to a few careers, kids, home renovations – you know the story. Mid 2013 (aged 55), I decided that if I didn’t start focussing on my art right now, it may never happen. So I dug out all my old equipment, rejoined Gloucester Art Society, and started painting. Mostly using acrylics, I am thoroughly enjoying playing with colour. My subject matter is, at this point in time, fairly abstract and I wander from flowers invented in my head to animals in bright, unusual colours. Occasionally, I lash out and do something that is slightly more realistic. I have never been so happy in my life.

Who knows where this journey will take me next…

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