PAINTING + MIXED MEDIA
Artist Tracy Everly (b. Philadelphia 1968) uses oil paint to explore the fleeting experience of being human. She observes and paints and distills different moments into a simplified form that is ultimately meant to capture the remains or accumulation of an experience as it slips away. Known for many years as a painter of still lifes and landscapes, Everly continues her explorations of structural forms by working from photographs, drawings and memory.
Everly’s fierce determination and love of painting has guided her education, including study with individual painters and classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Awards include an Award of Distinction from the American Impressionist Society, two Bucks County Resident Artist Awards from the Bucks County Plein Air Festival, among others. Her work has been included in both regional and national exhibitions.
Everly teaches online and also teaches in-person workshops across the U.S. She lives and works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Most of my paintings are about the passage of time and the fleeting experience of being human. I don’t aim to capture one static moment or every detail. I observe and paint and distill different moments into a simplified form that is ultimately meant to capture the remains or accumulation of an experience as it slips away. I show the viewer a view in process, happening before their eyes. Light shifts and wind moves in my work. The paintings often convey a sense of mystery or ethereal other-worldliness that can be comforting and haunting at the same time, I’ve been told. Things remain unresolved, inviting the viewer into the experience instead of merely looking at it.