Tracy Helgeson
Previous Work 2013-2016Previous Work 2009-2012Previous Work 2004-2008Color Fields on display at 535 Gallery, October 2016
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

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

May/June 2017, Place Gallery, Millerton, NY

June 2017, Greylock Gallery, Williamstown, MA

November 2017 Solo Exhibition, 535 Gallery, Rochester, MN Reception November 4, 2017