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Tracy Fetter

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Lives in
San Francisco Bay Area

Works in


University of Washington, 1994, BA Drama

sun modern painting, flowers, abstraction, contemporary painting, acrylic, fireball, Acrylic-MixedMedia modern abstract


Tracy Fetter

Artist Statement

I find abstraction a never ending fascination. I love exploring how to express my love, frustration, inspiration and contemplation with color, metallic paints, texture and form.   The theme that is constant with my work is luminosity coming out of darkness.  I also like to control chaos by rhythmic lines, or exact deliberate lines.  I can always find a use for metallic paint.  This exploration has lead to several series.

In my flower series I choose to have luminosity come out of darkness by controlling the chaos with luminous energetic lines that surround the flowers.  Most of the flowers are very loosely painted with the control being luminous kinetic lines that are somewhat rhythmic.

My Sun/Fireball series is the logical path for me to explore luminosity of the metallic paint at its hottest and contrast it with darkness of either a highly contrasting color, or reverse the foreground and background with the exploration of dark to very luminous, and play with the textures of matt and shine.

My poly chrome abstract series is an exploration of luminosity coming out of darkness by the texture of the pallet knife strokes creates more emotion than any of my other works.  The edges and motion of this exploration are very free but the chaos is controlled by the contrast and textures.  The contrast and angle make this series my emotional work.

My mosaic series is more about controlling chaos.  I choose an image to represent, paint it with color, and control it by painting lines.  Those lines are not gold lines, but iron metal oxide and up close do have a luminous quality.   So the chosen image is frozen, the grout lines are free, but since they are lines they are by nature of line physics controlling the image.

Both antiquities and modern art inspire me.  I like the classical arts of the Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Chinese Empires.  I also like modern art from the Bauhaus particularly Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, and Walissy Kandinsky.  Oh, and I do like to choose my colors and textures from Art Nouveau and Gustav Klimt.  So, Gold, Silver, Reds, Blues, Purples, anything rich that contrasts well with metallic paint.

I have a hard time remembering artwork titles like "Red River Valley". However, I can remember the titles to my paintings if I give them regular people names then I can remember people with those names too. Thus most of my artwork is titled with common names. 


Recent Exhibits

Tracy Fetter participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2013 Blues
Misho Gallery
Dec, 2011 Guerrilla Show 2
Arc Gallery & Studios
Jun, 2011 Flow: The Essence of Paint
Arc Gallery & Studios
Sep, 2010 RAW: Natural Born Artists
111 Minna Gallery
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