Tracy Rees

Tracy paints in acrylics on board, and likes to create dreamy, nostalgic, colourful scenes of mysterious cats, birds and quizzical dogs, often languorous greyhounds and naughty terriers with simultaneously funny and sad expressions. She enjoys placing them in domestic situations, where guilty dogs sit on forbidden sofas, wait eagerly for the postman and dream of sunny excursions in bicycle baskets, while slinky cats with tiny-tiger attitudes, laze blissfully on rugs by the fireside, hunting butterflies that alight on old china teacups and are tantalised by birds that sing from blossoming trees in enchanted gardens.

Tracy lives in Cornwall with her husband Michael Rees who is also an artist and her studio is in the garden where her beloved cats once roamed happily amongst the birds and wildlife. The beautiful Cornish landscape and coastal walks with her adorable Whippet gives her inspiration as do animals, flowers, gardens, interiors, antiques and collected curios, paintings, old china and textiles.