Tracy Levesque (aka “the birch lady”) is the one-woman-show behind every piece of art at Tracy Levesque Fine Art. Tracy attributes her inspiration to Mother Nature and a childhood of frolicking in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. She got her start with crayons and coloring books, climbing trees and planting flowers, and painting and drawing on herself and the walls of her family's home. Tracy's path to becoming an artist was written in the stars after she won first prize for one of her watercolor paintings of a birch tree at the Norman Rockwell Museum when she was in high school.
Tracy received a double Bachelor's Degree for English and American Literature and Theater Arts from Brandeis University, dabbled in Graphic Design and Japanese Printmaking, had a long and lucrative career in sales, management and retail before finally realizing her one and only true love was painting. Yes, the rumors are true, what you love to do as a child is what you should do for a career when you grow up.
Breaking into the art world in the early 2000’s as a figurative painter, Tracy showed her work in galleries up and down the East Coast before finally 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. That artist-client connection and relationship is everything to Tracy and aligns with her core belief that art is truly for everyone and should be affordable and available to all people of all income levels. Tracy's diverse selection of price points and sizes is a tribute to her working class upbringing and passion for sharing her love for nature with all of humanity.
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 creates out of her studio located at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts. You can purchase 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.