Tracy Levesque (aka “the birch lady”) is the one-woman-show behind every piece of art at Tracy Levesque Fine Art. She is a self-taught artist who was raised by wolves (ok fine, parents) and tree fairies (a few choice exceptional old ladies who instilled in her an obsession for trees and flowers) in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. She got her start with crayons and coloring books, drawing over used dot matrix printer paper her mother brought home from the supermarket, painting marker murals on herself and the walls of her family’s home and by winning cash prizes in local art contests.
Tracy went to college for various subjects and graduated a year early with a double bachelors degree and high honors, but none of that matters in the grand scheme of things. What is important is that she did not study art, but indeed, art made a study of her. Painting at this point was more like a love affair straight out of the Thorn Birds, but as you will surely note, with a much happier ending.
Breaking into the art world in the early 2000’s as a figurative painter, Tracy showed her work in galleries in Boston, Miami and NYC before switching her focus to landscape and botanical painting. Although she continues to participate in gallery shows, she prefers to self represent as an independent artist and work directly with clients. Each year she travels nationally doing fine art shows up and down the east coast and working on special projects with clients.
Tracy paints anything and everything she fancies in her unique style which she dubs “fairytale realism.” Why call it that? Well, why not? Because her paintings look like the worlds inside fairytales, reminiscent of our own, but just a wee bit more mysterious and magical. Always possessed by an almost spiritual love of nature and a fiendish passion for telling a story with her work, Tracy’s paintings boldly annihilate the line between illustration and fine art. Exploding with color, texture and insane attention-to-detail, her work is truly singular and you will never see anything quite like it.
Tracy’s creates out of her studio located at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts. You can buy her work online at www.tracylevesque.net
and if you’re lucky, maybe someday you will see her wandering in the woods like a cat creeping through the tall grass sneaking up on the moon.