David Tracey

Joined Artfinder: March 2017

Artworks for sale: 31

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Australia

About David Tracey

 
 
  • Biography

    I am an artist based in Sydney, Australia.

    I like to create beautiful art in a digital realism style where painting technique creates the look of the modern world as we now perceive it through digital techniques.

    For many years I worked as a scenic artist creating sets and backdrops for film and television, painting very large images in film studios. It was high pressure and short deadlines but what a great time!

    With the advent of computer graphics, I moved on to creating realistic animated content commercially, again specializing in environments and surface textures.

    But I have come back to painting, still the most satisfying medium. Portraits now, and skyscapes too, sometimes together on the same canvas. I work in oil and acrylic, painting our modern world; both so rich and beautiful.

    I learnt so much from the modern disciplines (film work, computer graphics, photography) and found it all is relevant when painting. I use these modern elements to lift the image, to meet the expectations of the modern eye. Even flares, artifacts and scattering all work beautifully in oil to create a visually satisfying piece that is still clearly handmade, wrought by human creativity.

    Artists I admire are Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun, William Bouguereau and Marcel Marlier;  masters in the realistic style and technique they used in creating such believable skin tones.





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Biography

I am an artist based in Sydney, Australia.

I like to create beautiful art in a digital realism style where painting technique creates the look of the modern world as we now perceive it through digital techniques.

For many years I worked as a scenic artist creating sets and backdrops for film and television, painting very large images in film studios. It was high pressure and short deadlines but what a great time!

With the advent of computer graphics, I moved on to creating realistic animated content commercially, again specializing in environments and surface textures.

But I have come back to painting, still the most satisfying medium. Portraits now, and skyscapes too, sometimes together on the same canvas. I work in oil and acrylic, painting our modern world; both so rich and beautiful.

I learnt so much from the modern disciplines (film work, computer graphics, photography) and found it all is relevant when painting. I use these modern elements to lift the image, to meet the expectations of the modern eye. Even flares, artifacts and scattering all work beautifully in oil to create a visually satisfying piece that is still clearly handmade, wrought by human creativity.

Artists I admire are Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun, William Bouguereau and Marcel Marlier;  masters in the realistic style and technique they used in creating such believable skin tones.





 
 
 
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