Tracy moved from a small town in Missouri to “down the bayou” in 1989 with her husband Toby, while he was enlisted in the US Army. She now has a family of four children, one grandchild, five Jack Russell terriers and a yard full
of free range chickens!
Della Mae Wisehart, Tracy’s grandmother, always kept Big Chief paper pads and pencils around the house and encouraged her to draw everything that caught her eye, which she feels is the beginning of her life as an Artist. Even at a young age, Tracy always expressed her love for life through her artwork. Tracy’s high school art teacher, Mrs. Jane Barton Greene, also was a huge influence by instilling the love for art with basic drawing and painting techniques that helped her along her way.
Today, she is heavily inspired by the impressionist and plein air works of the famed artist Claude Monet and also American artist, Jo Ann Williams Walker. After working with Jo Ann in 2008 at a workshop in Florida, Tracy realized her true love for impressionism and began studying and practicing the style as much as possible. She continues her love of Impressionism by traveling and working with other Artists, specifically in plein air, such as Guido Frick, and also working in her
studio in Cut Off, Louisiana.
2015-2017 Royal House Gallery, Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
2015 Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux, LA
2017 The Knot.com , Best of Weddings: Live Wedding Painter
2011 Best in Show, Terrebonne Fine Art Guild Spring Show, Larose, LA
2017 Nola.com Bayou Road Balloon Festival Poster, Chalmette, LA
2017 Houma Courier, “Cut Off Artist brings Impressionist Perspective to Louisiana Art”
2017 Lafourche Gazette, "Cut Off Artist Creates Attention-grabbing Poster for Louisiana’s Newest Festival"
Jo Ann Williams Walker Workshop, 2008, 2010, 2016
Guido Frick Workshop, 2010, 2015