Tracey McKenzie from Hervey Bay with some of her colourful artwork.
Tracey McKenzie from Hervey Bay with some of her colourful artwork. Joshuah Buckle

Versatile virtuoso's vibrant visuals

VIBRANT artist and colourful creative, Tracey McKenzie, has spent her life with a pencil in hand.

The Hervey Bay based self-taught visual virtuoso works with many mediums, in multiple platforms, but will always have a love for pencil and paper.

"I've always drawn, I could never get enough paper and pencils as a child,” Tracey said.

"All my quiet time was spent drawing as a child, my happiest times.

"I've worked with wood, shoes, canvas and many other things, even wind chimes.

"My favourite medium would always have to go back to pencil.”

Tracey and her husband owned Cobbers Cove Cafe on the Esplanade for six years and sold the business earlier in 2017.

She helps her husband with his new handyman business, but now has more time to dedicate to her passion for creating.

"We used to own Cobbers Cove Cafe,” she said.

"There was a time when we first started the business, it was draining, I didn't drawn or make anything for a few years and it made me feel weird.

"I was really missing something, so I started making time again, you have to make time.

"So now if I'm not helping my husband I use my free time to draw and create.

"I'd love to do this as a career, just create all day, it would be heaven.

Tracey said she isn't sure where she pulls her inspiration from.

"I don't know where the ideas come from, they're just there,” she said.

"I guess do it because I see pictures in my head.

"I see faces, pictures in everyday things.”

To see Tracey's work, head to the Traceys 'Art' and 'Jewellery' page on Facebook.

If you or someone you know has a wonderful talent, make sure to let us know by sending an email to news@theindy.com.au.



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