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"I have always felt a strong response to the Irish landscape, or more importantly the constantly evolving Irish light and its dramatic presence in the ever changing skies that describe this land in a kaleidoscope of colour." - Tracey Quinn
Tracey Quinn is from Lisburn, Co. Antrim, and is currently living and working in Dublin. Quinn studied in Leicester, England and Orleans, France, and gained an Honours Degree in Fine Art. Her first solo exhibition was in the Kerlin Gallery Belfast, 1989. In total, she has had nine solo exhibitions in Ireland and has been included in numerous important group exhibitions in Ireland, England, New York, and Hong Kong. Quinn is a regular exhibitor Royal Hibernian Academy Open Exhibition, and was awarded travel and material grants from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.
Tracey Quinn’s main concerns are light, colour, atmosphere, time, the simplification of form, and loose brush work using oils on canvas. She sources her Inspiration from the Irish landscape, the ever-changing skies that cast shadows on distant fields, and tries to create an atmosphere or impression rather than a literal translation.
"Landscape is difficult to define. It is colour and atmosphere, split seconds and aeons, skies, seas, land and spheres. In my work I try to capture the essential form and quality of these places.
I have always felt a strong response to the Irish landscape, or more importantly the constantly evolving Irish light and its dramatic presence in the ever changing skies that describe this land in a kaleidoscope of colour.
My work is not a literal translation but a creation of mood and a sensory impression of light and time touching the land form, illuminating distant fields. The simplification of forms and use of loose brushwork with thin layers of oil paint on canvas, embodies the air and atmosphere of the landscapes which inspire me." - Tracey Quinn