Tracy Helgeson
In creating a painting, my intent is to capture an evocative feeling and an essence of a landscape, structure or person that I feel a connection to. The images that I choose usually have a basis in reality, but I often alter composition, color and light to more accurately express my feelings about how and what I see.

I truly appreciate the process of painting; the texture of the surfaces that I prepare, the richness of the colors and glazes that I choose, the softness of a brush, the smell of the paint, medium and solvent and the excitement of creating an image.

Current and Upcoming Events

February 5 - May 3, 2015 "Americana" Group Exhibition, transFORM Gallery, New York, NY

August 21 - September 25, 2015 Solo Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY

July 2 - September 2015 "Artist and Audience: A Conversation" Group Exhibition, The Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown, NY