Tracy Helgeson
My work is greatly inspired by the landscape, as well as the barns, structures, roads and farm scenes that surround my home in the Cooperstown, New York area. I often paint the same scenes over and over, deriving great comfort from portraying what is familiar as well as noting the small changes that occur over time in my environment. Yet within that framework of the familiar, the start of each painting brings me the exciting challenge of finding new ways to express what I see and feel.

I strive for simplicity in my work; in color, form, composition, and subject matter. However, complexities inevitably find their way in via texture, handwritten elements and small bits of painted details.

Current and Upcoming Events

September 2 - October 29th 2016 Group Exhibition, 30th Anniversary The Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

October 15th - November 15th Solo Exhibition, 535 Gallery, Rochester, MN

April 1 – December 31, 2017 Solo Exhibition, East Gallery, The Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown, NY