tracy goldfinch elson biography

Her classically styled yet lighthearted portraits, sensually lit and often featuring drapery juxtaposed with more contemporary motifs are uniquely attractive, whilst her still life arrangements sing with colour and a vivid sense of composition. 

Tracy's work is heavily influenced by the paintings of the old masters, such as Caravaggio, Vermeer and Artemisia Gentileschi- the light and shadow, captured in their work, being an endless source of fascination and inspiration.

 

Her series of watercolour still lifes for St Ives Contemporary are rendered in exquisite detail, capturing the immense and often overlooked beauty of the everyday; an aquamarine reflection cast from a bottle, the gossamer down of a speckled feather, the exquisite patina on a quails egg. 

 

Her most recent collaboration with The Royal Ballet, together with its Artistic Administrator, Rachel Hollings, resulted in a range of Renaissance inspired prints and cards, available exclusively at London’s Royal Opera House.