Meet Tracy Verdugo
If Tracy Verdugo was given the opportunity to coin a term for a new art movement based around what she teaches she might call it “Curiosity and Wonderism”or maybe “Loosen-upism” or “Endless possibilitism”
When she is not hanging out with her family in their artsy adobe home in a small village on the shores of Jervis Bay, Australia, or throwing paint around in her little purple studio in their backyard, you may find her wrangling with two large suitcases attempting to board the BART in San Francisco en route to teach at an art retreat or sitting in a circle on St Pete Beach Florida listening intently as women share their stories of creative longing.
Tracy is an inspiration instigator, prolific painter, singer/songwriter and lover of the written word, smitten traveller and soaker up of all that is beauty-full. She teaches her Paint Mojo and other creative workshops all over this amazing planet and reminds her students of the wonder that already resides within them.
Her works are vibrant and filled with joy, inspired both by wanderlust, diversity and the beauty of everyday life. Since 2000 Tracy has held 16 successful solo exhibitions and her works are held in collections both in Australia and internationally.
Mostly though she is mama bear to two gorgeous, zest-filled daughters, Santana and Sienna, and co-adventurer in life with her amor of 32 years, the talented and brilliant Marco.
Join Tracy Verdugo in finding inspiration from animal friends, explore techniques & creative processes to expand your imaginative approach to art. Play with acrylic inks, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, collage and more to create multiple works on both paper and board. You will explore ways to find inspiration for your animal themed art, methods to create a narrative within your work and ways to connect with your audience by using your own experience and stories. Vibrant color and loose gesture will be your guide as you seek the magic that comes when you allow yourself to be free of self judgment and comparison, open to happy accidents, and smack in the middle of flow and possibility!