Medium: Acrylics, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, pen & ink, Brusho, mixed media and textured surfaces.
Genre: Mainly Landscapes, Portraits (human and animal) and Mural Art.
“I have always had a passion for art and originally trained as a graphical artist, but soon realised this was too restricted for me. After various non-artistic jobs, I found the courage to go to University as a mature student and studied at Wolverhampton. Whilst there, I was finally confirmed as Dyslexic which actually came as a strange relief. The support I received inspired me to become a tutor, so that I could help other adults interested in art, to break down some of their barriers to learning.
At Wolverhampton University, I gained a BA Hons degree and then I went on to achieve teaching qualifications in Further Education. I have taught art for over 14 years and my experience varies from working in Family Learning, and Adult Education, to working in Prisons for over 9 years. Until leaving the UK, I worked with adult beginners and intermediates for Telford College of Art Technology. I also taught private groups at various locations and ran successful art workshops and day trips.
Originally from Shropshire but now based in Salir, I am lucky to say I have some of the most beautiful scenery on my doorstep to inspire me. I have travelled throughout the UK and Europe, which I feel comes out in my colourful work.
I would describe my work as vibrant, colourful, sometimes expressive with its foundations firmly based on Realism. I try not to get too caught up in making my work look like a photograph, but I do believe that when you are commissioned to create a portrait or landscape, it should resemble its subject closely. The big difference is, I like to capture life and energy in my work, something which is often missing in photography. Also with my commissions, I can combine subtle tones and symbols, meaningful to my clients that a photograph alone cannot incorporate.
Since I am now permanently based in the Algarve, I will be working more on developing my own mixed media and textured landscape art. I will use the colours and natural landscape here in the Algarvian Serras, as the driving force behind my work, and I am looking forward to seeing where this journey leads me.”
As a fully qualified art tutor, Tracy-Jane is currently searching for possible venues throughout the Algarve to run new workshops and classes. She is also available for demonstrations and teaching for pre-existing groups.
Tracy-Jane is always available for private commissions and will soon have a selection of current work for sale. You can contact her for more information or to commission her for a painting.
Phone: (+351) 289 489 174
Facebook Page: TracyJanePoolerArts
Society for All Artists: Tracy-Jane Pooler Professional Member
You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.