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Tracey Johnston

b.1970

Folk at Heart

31 August 2023 - 23 September 2023
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Tracey Johnston

Born: 1970

‘Each piece of pottery, ceramic and figurine has a story to tell.’ Tracey Johnston

Tracey Johnston is an artist, illustrator and printmaker who studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. She works from her studio in the northeast of Scotland and has created a library of images rich with meaning and personal symbology enhanced by travel as a John Kinross Scholar and influenced by concentrated periods of study and research in Italy. Her paintings sit within layers of historical influences, from the ancient technique of fresco painting to a long line of female artists who chose ‘Still Life’ as their subject. This new collection of paintings and monoprints created for The Scottish Gallery are still lifes composed from Tracey’s own Folk inspired furniture and objects, often combined with flowers from the garden. Highly personal and intimate, these compositions explore colour theory, internal/ external space and domesticity.


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