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tracy Johnston

Freelance Animal Illustrator, Artist, & More

Location:toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
11 Skills

Art has been one of my favourite ways of expressing my imagination with fun and colourful art.

I started drawing and painting in primary school and I have also continued on with my studies and have completed my Certificate IV in Visual Arts at the Southern Queensland Institute Of TAFE, Toowoomba, Queensland.

IT was During my working career with the aged that I became habitual with using bold &bright colours it has been proven to be a calming stimulant with the dementia residents. This theory was implemented &used when I painted a SANTA blue instead of the traditional colour of red response from some dementia residents was a positive on memory & with them being familiar on the correct colour.
My Other passion is illustrations for children.,I express from their admiration for their imagination, Life skills &the use of my art came from us having to intervene with our sons none verbal communication for almost 2 years .I found that my word & picture charts helped with his autism ' he is now 12 & is attending a mainstream school where he is a confident & bright boy who can interact well with his other peers &teachers. I loved volunteering with his class &done so for many years, with teaching children basic art technique's &I found this experience rewarding on many levels .
My paintings contain traditional characteristic of nativism, vibrant colours, child-like perspective with a lyrical affection
There’s nothing quite as beautiful and funk as the spontaneity that I paint using colour.
I get inspiration from other artist’s with a similar style with the use of lines and forms that try to capture, if only partially,the “naiveté (naïve fun) of the way I see everything around me.

Bright colours and dark brisk lines reflect moods whether I am painting with brush in hand or sketching and drawing.

Tucked into my pictures are images associated with my childhood-comic, animals, people and landscapes. I often use animation as it is cheeky and fun (like me)

I have been interested in art for a long time and my desire is to develop more with each new work I do.

My painting’s reflect my childhood memories of innocence and fun although I have now become a mature women, the child remains in me through my art work.

I seek to allow the observers of my art to capture that childlike fun in the colour and style that I use, allowing them to feel that wonderful innocence and joy of life.