About the artist

Tracy Root

Born in 1964 in Shrewsbury England, Root is emerging as one of the more unique upcoming contemporary landscape and figurative painters in Canada. 

Her stylistic influences range from Canadian painters Emily Carr and the Group of Seven to Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera. Root developed a fascination with artistic experience and emotion; finding a deep appreciation for several nineteenth century painters who were, in their day; on the outside, including Van Gogh and members of the expressionist movement.

In the early '80's Root spent a year in the Fine Arts Program at the University of Windsor, honing her technical skills but did not begin to develop her unique style until a decade later which interestingly began to materialize during the height of a very solitary and troubled period in the artists' life. This dark period gave birth to very emotionally charged pieces; gaining the attention of the curator at the Thames Gallery in Chatham, ON where she had her first 2 person exhibit several months later.

Never one to join a group movement or to "hop onto the latest fads" Tracy Root's work stands out in it's own peculiarity and eccentricity of blending styles, much like the artist herself.

Today, Tracy Root works full time out of her studio in London, Ontario and her works  show a deep appreciation and understanding of nature, the human experience and a keen understanding of color and form.

 

In the early '80's Root spent a year in the Fine Arts Program at the University of Windsor, honing her technical skills but did not begin to develop her unique style until a decade later which interestingly began to materialize during the height of a very solitary and troubled period in the artists' life. This dark period gave birth to very emotionally charged pieces; gaining the attention of the curator at the Thames Gallery in Chatham, ON where she had her first 2 person exhibit several months later.the height of a very solitary and troubled period in the artists' life. This dark period gave birth to very emotionally charged pieces; gaining the attention of the curator at the Thames Gallery in Chatham, ON where she had her first 2 person exhibit several months later.

 

Never one to join a group movement or to "hop onto the latest fads" Tracy Root's work stands out in it's own peculiarity and eccentricity of blending styles, much like the artist herself.

 

Today, Tracy Root works full time out of her studio at 1140 Dundas St., London, Ontario (2nd floor) and her works  show a deep appreciation and understanding of nature, the human experience and a keen understanding of color and formrs in Canada. 

 

Her stylistic influences range from Canadian painters Emily Carr and the Group of Seven to Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera. Root developed a fascination with artistic experience and emotion; finding a deep appreciation for several nineteenth century painters who were, in their day; on the outside, including Van Gogh and members of the expressionist movement.

 

In the early '80's Root spent a year in the Fine Arts Program at the University of Windsor, honing her technical skills but did not begin to develop her unique style until a decade later which interestingly began to materialize during the height of a very solitary and troubled period in the artists' life. This dark period gave birth to very emotionally charged pieces; gaining the attention of the curator at the Thames Gallery in Chatham, ON where she had her first 2 person exhibit several months later.

 

Never one to join a group movement or to "hop onto the latest fads" Tracy Root's work stands out in it's own peculiarity and eccentricity of blending styles, much like the artist herself.

 

Today, Tracy Root works full time out of her studio at 1140 Dundas St., London, Ontario (2nd floor) and her works  show a deep appreciation and understanding of nature, the human experience and a keen understanding of color and form