After graduating from VCU with a BFA in Communication Arts and Design, Tracy was a graphic designer for years, and later became a chef. While working with local sustainable farms, she was inspired to start painting again. She combined her love of creating art, with her love of nature.
"I am inspired by nature and try to celebrate what is extraordinary in each and every animal. I am not trying to paint exactly what I see, but illustrate their individual personality and what makes them unique. While referencing my personal photos for the subject, I also utilize abstract backgrounds, color and texture to help tell their story."