Friday, August 14, 2015

Artist Appreciation - Tracie Lyn Huskamp

I recently read a blog post by Cathy Johnson at Artists' Journal Workshop, that August is Artist Appreciation Month. She challenged readers to share an artist who had inspired them. I LOVE that idea!

I rediscovered my artistic self around 2005, by a chance encounter at a photocopy shop with someone who invited me to a local art group that was just starting up. Now... I had been doing crafty things all along, but not what I'd call "art". I had just retired myself from a large insurance firm in Seattle (one can only take so much stress) and was working part time at a college and so had more time on my hands for ME. :)

It was through that newly formed art group that I found out about Artfest, put on by Teesha and Tracy Moore in Port Townsend, WA. There I discovered and took classes with Tracie Lyn Huskamp. I love her focus on nature and using vintage bits and pieces in her art. She's on a well deserved sabbatical this year, but you can find her blog here and her Pinterest here.

This is one of the pieces I created during an abstract landscape class I took from Tracie at Artfest.

And here's a couple of lovely pieces from Tracie!

Stay tuned for another artist appreciation soon! 


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work. Valerie

GlorV1 said...

Hi Helen, long time no see. That's a great piece. Classes are always fun. Take care. Good to see you.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Your work is beautiful and Tracie's art is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing them.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Amazing art!

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