Tracy Pospeck is a Mixed Media Artist, Ceramic Sculptor and Potter
She derives inspiration for her works from her love of the outdoors as well as her infatuation with urban landscapes. She owns homes in Naples, Florida and in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, NYC. She equally loves both of these cities and learns, follows and derives ideas from the art communities and moods of both of these areas. From Florida she draws inspiration from it’s natural wildlife and landscapes. By watching “critters” in their natural habitats she gathers ideas for the subjects of her creations. From NYC the architectural buildings and the inhabitants of the city can be seen infused in many of her pieces.
Tracy loves to teach and holds a Minor in Education as well as Master of Nursing degree from the University of Florida. She is an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) but is now on her second career creating and teaching art. She believes that art techniques should be shared and that art and learning are an ongoing process. She therefore learns as much from others as they learn from her. She continues taking classes from other artists to keep updated in new techniques and wholeheartedly believes the old adages “you are never too old to learn” and that you certainly can “teach old dogs, new tricks.”
Tracy worked, for ten years, at the Woman and Children’s Abuse Shelter in Collier County as an Advocate in the Emergency Shelter. While there she shared her skills with pottery and art with the abuse survivors living in the Shelter. She now serves on the Board of Trustees of the Shelter which allows her to continue spreading the word about domestic violence and human trafficking. Please visit www.naplesshelter.org for further information regarding this organization.
She took the opportunity many years ago to explore her interest in learning different mediums and began taking the time to travel and attend Mixed Media workshops. She has taken classes with many well-known artists such as: Claudine Hellmuth, Michael Demeng, Carol Nelson, Lisa Pavelka, Clarissa Callesen, Laura Mika, Andrea Matus, Dee Julian, Rebecca Schweiger, Jen Cushman, Carla Sonheim, Doug Corsini and Lewis Rossignol. She’s also taken classes in bookmaking, encaustic wax, texture arts, calligraphy, illustration, formal acrylic painting, watercolor painting, alcohol inks, pen and ink drawing, sculpture and more. All of these techniques are used and incorporated into her artworks and pottery.
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