Tracy Marie Oliver
Art & Story
Mixed media artist, writer and another unique version of you.
Beyond a playful exploration of color and texture, my art is a way for me to integrate the experience of the mystical and inexplicable with the seemingly fixed laws of nature.
My style is art fusion, a mix of impressionism, abstract, fantasy and a hint of realism. Drawing on both personal and universal symbolism, I embrace the childlike and innocent in my paintings. Vintage glass glitters, natural crystals, and diamond glass embellishments create sparkle and iridescence to signify the miracle of life in the natural world. Unlike my written work, my visual art doesn't express a lot of shadow.
I view the act of painting as a meditation or prayer during these pivotal times. Art is a powerful form of both communication and manifestation so I strive to create what I want to see in the world. Whether dealing with subjects like war…dwindling bee populations, or rising sea levels in an era of unpredictable change, I strive through my art to offer a shimmering celebration of community, hope, and endurance of the human spirit.
Thank you for visiting and don't hesitate to contact me with questions or comments or to schedule a studio tour.
Tracy Marie Oliver is an award winning mixed media artist and writer. Her art is in private collections throughout the US and Mexico. Her written work has appeared in Room Magazine, Contrary Magazine, and on KQED, San Francisco’s NPR affiliate. She now lives in Santa Cruz, California with Dickens, her cat.
Awards & Museum Exhibitions
2014 - 2015 -Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Rising Tides
2007 - ArtSlant, Winner Mixed Media, Chaos Theory
2045 Alice Street
Santa Cruz, CA 94158