Tracie Eaton: The Power of Colour

USING THE HEALING POWER OF COLOUR, TRACIE EATON CREATES SPACE FOR REFLECTION. HARLEY WATTERS WRITES.

The work of Tracie Eaton demands attention. The colours, vibrant and piercing, are just half of the story behind the power of her practice, which seeks to tap into our subconscious response to colour.

Working as an occupational therapist in her 20s, Tracie recognised the importance and power of colour in rearing emotion and healing subconscious trauma. Today, more than 13 years on, the vibrancy and dynastism of this Gold Coast-based artist filters through each work she completes, and her colour palette is only diversifying. “I became so passionate about the impact that colour and the creative process of painting has on us,” she tells. “My experiences with using art and colour as therapy during my time as an OT [occupational therapist] absolutely shaped how I see and use colour, and most definitely the style with which I paint.” Tracie attributes the spontaneity of her work to being a self-taught artist. She notes that without the limitations of rigorous training, pre-conceived ideas or rules around how to use colour, technique or materials, she has been free to discover her own path.

In her studio Tracie works methodically, often starting at 3am and jumping between paintings as layers of resin, fluid acrylic, alcohol inks and glitters are left to dry. “I particularly love painting to jazz, indie rock, alternative…and even a bit of 80s thrown in there for good measure,” she says. “My studio is always alive with energy.”

Tracie’s art is predominantly made for an interior design context as she responds to a clients brief, yet even working via commission Tracie is faced with a plethora of interesting projects. “One of my recent projects is creating an original artwork that will be printed onto commercial wallpaper and installed on a wall around a fish tank,” she tells. She’s inspired by nature – the colour of the sky or the shape of a cloud – but the stories of her clients are where she finds true meaning for her work. Tracie sees herself as a conduit to bringing her client’s vision to reality, fusing their energy with her own through paint. For her public commissioned works, Tracie goes big. Her expansive works create space for all viewers to engage. “Art reflects our moments, our joy, our sadness, the world and culture we live in,” Tracie says. “The reason I paint is to help people to connect.”

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Finding a New Way, mixed media work by Tracie Eaton

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Artist name: Tracie Eaton Materials: Acrylic & mixed media on triple primed stretched canvas Dimensions: 60 x 100cm Edition: Unique Item location: Gold Coast, QLD Price: $9878.00 Other info: Finding a New Way is  presented on stretched canvas over 30mm pine framing. This painting is delivered ready to hang. Limited Edition Prints of this Original artwork are also available via www.tracieeaton.com. Shipping is free within Australia. We also offer free 7-day returns for artworks if you change your mind. Art Edit will attempt to have the artwork sent by the artist and associated freight provider within five business days; and delivered within fourteen business days (please allow slightly longer for rural areas). Your artwork is fully insured against loss and damage for the time the artwork is in transit only. [av_social_share title='Share Artwork' style='minimal' buttons='' av_uid='' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='']

Natures Calming Influence, acrylic painting by Tracie Eaton

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Artist name: Tracie Eaton Materials: Acrylic & Gold Leaf on triple primed stretched canvas Dimensions: 61 x 93cm Edition: Unique Item location: Gold Coast, QLD Price: $8475.00 Other info: 'Natures Calming Influence' is  presented on stretched canvas over 30mm pine framing. This painting is delivered ready to hang. Limited Edition Prints of this Original artwork are also available via www.tracieeaton.com. Shipping is free within Australia. We also offer free 7-day returns for artworks if you change your mind. Art Edit will attempt to have the artwork sent by the artist and associated freight provider within five business days; and delivered within fourteen business days (please allow slightly longer for rural areas). Your artwork is fully insured against loss and damage for the time the artwork is in transit only. [av_social_share title='Share Artwork' style='minimal' buttons='' av_uid='' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='']

It’s the Simple Things, acrylic painting by Tracie Eaton

Artist name: Tracie Eaton Materials: Acrylic on stretched canvas Dimensions: 80 x 110cm Edition: Unique Item location: Gold Coast, QLD Price: $8,475 Other info: It's the Simple Things is  presented on stretched canvas over 30mm pine framing. This painting is delivered ready to hang. Limited Edition Prints of this Original artwork are also available via www.tracieeaton.com. Shipping is free within Australia. We also offer free 7-day returns for artworks if you change your mind. Art Edit will attempt to have the artwork sent by the artist and associated freight provider within five business days; and delivered within fourteen business days (please allow slightly longer for rural areas). Your artwork is fully insured against loss and damage for the time the artwork is in transit only.

Cleansing Your Soul, mixed media work by Tracie Eaton

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Artist name: Tracie Eaton Materials: Acrylic & mixed media on triple primed stretched canvas Dimensions: 76 x 102cm Edition: Unique Item location: Gold Coast, QLD Price: $9,471.00 Other info: Cleansing Your Soul is  presented on stretched canvas over 30mm pine framing. This painting is delivered ready to hang. Limited Edition Prints of this Original artwork are also available via www.tracieeaton.com. Shipping is free within Australia. We also offer free 7-day returns for artworks if you change your mind. Art Edit will attempt to have the artwork sent by the artist and associated freight provider within five business days; and delivered within fourteen business days (please allow slightly longer for rural areas). Your artwork is fully insured against loss and damage for the time the artwork is in transit only. [av_social_share title='Share Artwork' style='minimal' buttons='' av_uid='' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='']

The Tendrils of Life, mixed media work by Tracie Eaton

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Artist name: Tracie Eaton Materials: Acrylic, resin & mixed media Dimensions: 50 x 110cm Edition: Unique Item location: Gold Coast, QLD Price: $9,680.00 Other info: The Tendrils of Life' is  presented on stretched canvas over 30mm pine framing. This painting is delivered ready to hang. Limited Edition Prints of this Original artwork are also available via www.tracieeaton.com. Shipping is free within Australia. We also offer free 7-day returns for artworks if you change your mind. Art Edit will attempt to have the artwork sent by the artist and associated freight provider within five business days; and delivered within fourteen business days (please allow slightly longer for rural areas). Your artwork is fully insured against loss and damage for the time the artwork is in transit only. [av_social_share title='Share Artwork' style='minimal' buttons='' av_uid='' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='']

At the Point of Balance, Mixed media by Tracie Eaton

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