Having studied Art and History of Art at school, Tracie moved on to a career in statistics and accountancy. Rediscovering her creativity after her family grew up has been a surprise and a delight. After a few local classes, Tracie was persuaded to apply to the Ulster Watercolour Society in 2017, and was awarded the Desmond O’Kane Award for her portrait of her dog Toby at her first Exhibition. In the following year she was awarded the Founder’s Trophy for best overall painting for a contemporary landscape. This gave her the confidence to set up her own Facebook Page entitled “Tracie Corry – Optimistic Artist”. In 2018 she was also accepted for membership of the Ulster Society of Woman Artists. Tracie is self-taught but has attended several private workshops, among her tutors have been Ann Blockley and Aine Divine. Tracie’s greatest joy is to express her creativity through experimentation and new processes. She strives to celebrate colour and texture. Her work includes a variety of mixed media, but she also enjoys the challenge of pure watercolour. Tracie lives in Belfast with her husband, 2 grown up sons, and 2 dogs.
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