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…