TRACY BURTON - IMAGES OF THE WEST
As a child I was captivated by my grandmother's photography of growing up in a remote mining town near Jasper, Alberta. I was amazed at how her snapshots forever captured a time and a place. Perhaps that is when my passion for the West began. I love the West. I love its history, lifestyle, traditions and the beauty of its wild places. And I love the art it has inspired - whether primitive, traditional or contemporary.
As a photographer, the artist in me is compelled to compose in a painterly style and the camera is only a tool to try to capture the essence of what I see, or the story I want to tell. Digital technology provides the freedom to interpret images even further. My creative journey has led me back to paint - my earliest artistic endeavor - and exploration into marrying these two kinds of art as a form of expression. A fascination with more tactile elements has encouraged me to add embellishments of vintage documents and images, leather, feathers and other objects to some of my recent works.
Much of my art has an element of nostalgia and lets the viewer interpret the story as it speaks to them. Whether I'm conjuring the ghosts of an old homestead, ancient bison on the plains, a hauntingly beautiful stand of pines, or a Blackfoot horse patiently waiting for his warrior to return, I experience a feeling of consciousness and timelessness. Through my work, I wish to offer viewers a moment to reflect and reconnect, and to be moved by the universal heart that we all share.
PHOTOGRAPHIC GICLEES - signed and numbered limited editions begin at $750 for a professionally framed 18x24 inch image (frame and liner will add about 10" to total dimensions). All giclées are expertly produced using archival ink on acid-free canvas and finished with a lustrous UV coating.
ORIGINALS are priced individually.
ART CARDS are available at western stores and gift shops ...or through me directly. Unframed work and shipping are also available. Please contact me for more details, I would love to hear from you.
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