Tracy Anderson                                                                
                                                            artist
listen...a silent conversation
Listen, what is your heart telling you? Can you hear it calling? Are you listening? Can you feel it beating? Are you alive, really alive? Are you living your life with passion?

This body of work was born out of my journey of learning to listen to my own inner voice and not letting what others expected of me to run my life. I needed to shed the expectations, learned behavior and to discover what makes my heart smile and beat faster out of sheer joy.  I began to understand that everyone has a story… of pain, loss, discovery, healing and growth and that for some reason we all hide it.  The face to face connections with people and being open with our hearts is what heals and brings us together. In caring for others we give of ourselves and in return we receive the gift of friendship and love.

I am an introvert. Actually I am an extroverted introvert! I enjoy meeting people and hearing their stories….sometimes I’m just a bit apprehensive to start the conversation… so if you see me, please say hello! This is where the question came from that I asked each person I painted. “What do you want people to understand most about you?” Because when you first meet me, I am quiet I get misunderstood a lot…but I’m funny and I love to laugh! I did not direct the answers each one gave, I left  it up to each one’s own interpretation.  The stories are real, the people are real, the names were not changed to protect the innocent.  

I am a visual story teller through light, shadow and emotions. Through this visual way of speaking my desire is to create an experience between you and each painting. One that first catches your attention with the use dramatic lighting, then the strong connection of focusing on each person’s eye with limited distractions.  As you are captivated by each beautiful face you have a reaction, a silent conversation.  After reading their answer to the question of “what they want you to understand about them” you look again, possibly seeing them differently and having a different silent conversation consisting of grace and understanding.

My hope is that this body of work captivates and moves you. That my passion for life and to create comes through these delightful faces and personalities and brings you joy!

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aj
oil on canvas 30x40

anna
oil on canvas 30x40


bubba
oil on canvas 30x40


     

caitlin
oil on canvas 30x40
 
chet
oil on canvas 30x40
 
chris
oil on canvas 30x40
         

emi
oil on canvas 30x40
 
gilbert
oil on canvas 30x40

 
kirby
oil on canvas 30x40
         

lee
oil on canvas 30x40
   
mary
oil on canvas 30x40
 
mitri
oil on canvas 30x40
 

 
   

ryan
oil on canvas 30x40
 
brenna
oil on canvas 30x40