Tracy Hayden Artist Gallerywww.ArtPal.com/tracyhayden
Art is important to me because it's always a willing third party. It can show you, as well as the rest of the world, exactly what you're feeling and thinking. It is self-investigative and self-liberating. Everything around you can just fade away. All you need is right in front of you, exploding in color, shape, sounds or words. You don't know what anything is, you have no idea what you're doing, you're just exploring.
I've always wanted to be like my Great Grandmother. She was a fairly well known watercolorist in New York City in the 1930's. She was a serious artist who could even carve her own frames. I very much admired her and started dabbling with paints and charcoal in high school. While in college my gesture drawings caught the attention of my figure drawing teacher and I was offered a scholarship. In 2001 I moved to California where I learned about photography and digital imaging and my dabbles became infrequent doodles. Now, I find myself asking myself the sort of questions that lead to getting to the root of who you really are and how you want to spend your time.