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My wooden panels are prepared with the traditional method using rabbit skin glue and marble dust. The recipe is a medieval one and takes several days to complete with up to 8 layers and sanding in between each. The watercolour is then applied in many layers as well. This is the road heading north to home.

Artist biography or statement:
Working and exhibiting as an artist for over 35 years. My practice explores the psychological and physical aspects of life, an attempt to come to terms with the ephemerality of existence.
2023 Bundanon Artist in Residence Program

2019 Liverpool city Australia Day Award for contribution to the Arts and Culture.

2018-16 Fisher’s Ghost CAC Musswelbrook Ceramics, 50th National Pottery Exhibition Hazelhurst Regional Arts PWYT Casula Powerhouse,

2014 -11 “On Islands” Project Eramboo. Winner Golden Apple poetry Prize, Adelaide Perry Prize, Judge Hornsby Art Prize, Judge/ curator Warringah Art Prize, “Keeping Company” Manly Regional Gallery,

2010 “Water” Gallery@28 Woollahra, Traveling Scholarship Award Noosa Regional Gallery, Gallipoli Art Prize Finalist

2009-8 “Passages” Solo Exhibition Gallery@28 Woollahra, “In Paradise Artists of the Northern Beaches” Manly Regional Gallery, National Print Awards Finalist Tweed Regional Gallery
Muswellbrook Open art prize, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize

2008 Winner Fleurieu Peninsula Vistas Prize Acquired by d’Arenburg Winery
Plein Air Prize NSW Parliament House, Jada Grafton Regional Gallery,
“Salon des Refuses” National Trust SH Ervin Gallery & Tweed Regional Gallery,
“Shape of Water” installation “Ebb and Flow” Newport Artworks Gallery

2005 Blake Prize for Spiritual Art and represented in the 60th Book


Weight 7 kg

Tracy Smith


20cm x 20cm x 4cm


Watercolour on Traditionally prepared wooden panel