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                                                                                             Paintings are followed by sculptures.

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Sculpture Still Life
Oil Paintings

A sculptor paints her own sculptures
into classical still life compositions.

Symone with Chinoiseries
16"  by 20" canvas - comes framed
800  plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Symone,  of African and Eastern European descent, modelled for Tracy who chose to create her as a Neoclassical sculpture. In the painting Tracy added a touch of the orient with the blue and white porcelain and Persian rug in the background as an accent.

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Authority in Matters of Taste
18"  by 24" canvas - comes framed
850  plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Featuring one of  Tracy's sculpture in her personal collection, the title refers to an expert found in all cultures & eras - this was an actual position that was held in the court of the Roman Empire.

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Pearl Drop with Demitasse
12"  by  16" canvas - comes framed
750 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

This delicate sculpture is available and is listed at the bottom of this page.  "Purity" has a bronze filigree chain with a pearl drop. What's not to love? art, pearls, antiques and a Limoges teacup collected by the sculptor at an outdoor market in France.

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Pensieri with French Blue
16"  by 20" canvas - comes framed
800  plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Modelled by the sculptor's daughter, "Pensieri" meaning 'thoughtful' - letters written and received - The sculpture is surrounded by French blue; the plume and French tapestry bell pull makes the composition thought-provoking indeed.

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Diana in Situ
12"  by 16" canvas - comes framed
SOLD 

Tracy's sculpture of Diana on an antique base with beribboned antler and entwined with ivy from her garden.  This painting is also reproduced on European linen napkins - a perfect gift. Buy them here.

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Christmas Advent
11" by 14" canvas - comes framed

Reserved

The only painting in the series that doesn't feature one of Tracy's sculptures, however, it does feature a sculpture in her collection. In her historic home built in 1852, an antique marble sculpture is wrapped in lace and adorned with halo and wings, bearing a crystal star for the Advent of the Christmas Season.

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Venetian Masquerade
19"  by 11" stoneware clay with bronze patina

1550 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Inspired by the flirtatious atmosphere found during the carnival festivities of Renaissance Venise, this coy lady has a companion in "Venetian Carnival."

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The Bard - Furor Poeticus
21.5"  by 11.5"stoneware clay with bronze patina
1730 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

With Elizabethan pageantry and quill aloft, this passionate bard echoes his own poetic fire.  The dress and title inspired by Shakespeare's famous line in Henry V 

 "Oh! For a Muse of Fire!"

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Levez un Verre pour l'Occasion 
21"  by 11.5"stoneware with bronze patina
1770 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

French meaning: To raise a glass to the occasion

This familiar French phrase that introduces a coming toast is perfectly exemplified in the attitude of this distinguished gentleman.  

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Book Lost
15.5"  by 10"stoneware clay with bronze patina
1770  plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Inspired by the phrase created by Tracy's oldest son when he was ten:  As an avid reader he would 'get into' his books, lost to the world around him.  One day, he looked up and replied "I'm sorry I didn't respond right away - I was 'book lost'"

The perfectly apropos phrase became a part of the family's vocabulary.

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Ante Lucem
16.5"  by 9" stoneware clay with bronze patina
1680 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Latin meaning: Before the Dawn

With lantern in hand,  symbolizing the coming light, a young woman perched on a visually implied stone  ledge amidst the twilight breeze, gazes with expectancy towards the breaking dawn.

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Auctor est Clavis 
14.5"  by 10" stoneware clay with patina
1750 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

(Latin)

The Author's Key

14.5" by 10"

Stoneware Clay with bronze patina

An allegorical authoress with fluttering pages and quill in hand was inspired by a quote from Louisa May Alcott:

I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.

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A Perte de Vue 
19"  by 11" stoneware clay with bronze patina
1770 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

French meaning: 'till beyond one's view

Inspired by those familiar with 'wanderlust' - there are always the 'farewells' involved.  Whether from those at home or from those leaving - this figure represents them both.  Leaning forward on a mossy stone pillar engraved with the Latin phrase "Caelum non Animum mutant qui trans Mare Current" They change their sky but not their hearts who cross the sea a lady in late-Victorian attire, balances on her arm, straining forward to keep those in sight as long as she can; symbolizing the sure knowledge that though they will view distant and exotic lands, yet their hearts will be with friends and family at home.

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Peacock Pose
18"  by 24" canvas - comes framed
SOLD 

Inspired by an Art Nouveau sculpture “The Peacock Fairy” the composition was modified and the sculpture flanked by peacock feathers for the painting.  Tracy created this sculpture years ago as a base for a light in her home.

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The Spirit of Arcanum Sculpture
18"  by 24" canvas - comes framed
850  plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Featuring Tracy's sculpture of "Truth Prevailed" in her own collection, this painting is an homage to the sculptor’s studio the “Arcanum Atelier”; figurative sculpture, book of art history, calipers and favorite tool

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Prodigy
11"  by  14" canvas - comes framed
700  plus tax for Tennessee collectors

The sculpture in this painting is in a private collection.  Yet for the painting, instead of referencing a specific person; "Prodigy" is a nod to all childhood-turned-masters in their craft at an early age.

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A Glass of Wine with You
16"  by 20" canvas - comes framed
800  plus tax for Tennessee collectors

This sculpture is in a private collection and is showcased in this painting as it is one of Tracy's favorite sculptures representing "Autumn." The title is inspired by a 17th century British response to someone who spoke cleverly or said something you heartily agree with.  The corkscrew suspended on the back wall was picked up in France by Tracy - the handle is made from grapevine.

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Sleeping Beauty
16"  by 20" canvas - comes framed
800  plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Modeled by the sculptor's daughter, with antique roses from her garden alongside those sculpted on the figure.  Inspired from the fairy tale, and a neoclassical German sculpture in which the sculptor placed Sleeping Beauty in a throne as opposed to a couch or bed.

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Christmas Season
16"  by 20" canvas - comes with a vintage gold frame
SOLD 

With antique sheet music as a backdrop, this painting features two of Tracy's sculptures.  The "violinist" was a Christmas gift to her husband, a slightly modified version of one she sold - which he later admitted was one of his favorites!  The Christ Child was sculpted by Tracy years ago for her family to have displayed during the Christmas Season.  This painting comes in a beautiful vintage gold frame with a linen accent.

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Venetian Carnival
19"  by 11" stoneware clay with bronze patina
1550 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Inspired by the 'Renaissance Man' during the festivities of Venice - this bold caped figure holds his mask behind him as he reaches towards his companion "Venetian Masquerade"

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Rose du Matin
18.5"  by 8" stoneware with bronze patina
1600 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

French for Morning's Rose

An elegant woman admires the freshness of a gold tipped rose found in the garden on an early morning meander.

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Expectans Ultimo Versu 
19"  by 8" canvas - stoneware with bronze patina
1530 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Latin meaning: Awaiting the Last Verse

 

This lady resplendent with the fashion of Versailles, leans against a tree in the garden and 'awaits the last verse', the title resplendent with various meanings.

Sculptor's note:  The position of her arms was taken from the movie about Michelangelo depicted by actor Charleton Heston, The Agony & the Ecstacy.  Heston's portrayal of Michelangelo as he would repeatedly answer the Pope's question of "When will you make an end?"  with the famous reply of "When I am finished!" oftentimes had him folding his arms in this unique position.  

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Ad Aperturam Libri
18"  by 16"  stoneware clay with bronze patina
1770 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Latin meaning: At the opening of the book/wherever the book opens

A well read gentleman reflecting the era of the 1930's ponders the pages of the book he randomly opened.

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Bene Orasse est Bene Studuisse 
15"  by 8" stoneware clay with bronze patina
1500  plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Latin meaning: To have prayed well is to have striven well

A female figure 'half-kneeling' (a composition favored by the Baroque sculptor Gianlorenze Bernini) attired in a windswept silver cloak symbolizing the purity of her earnest prayers.

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Au Reposant
15"  by 11"stoneware clay with bronze patina
1700 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

French meaning: Rest

An allegorical figure personifying 'Rest' reclines gracefully in a tree with a peaceful calm reflective of her deep repose.

Sculptor's note:  This was the last sculpture I created in this particular series - so the title was well inspired!

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Purity
13"  by 5"
Stoneware Clay with bronze findings and simulated pearl
1450 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

Inspired by the Art Nouveau tradition of ading elements of various media - this allegorical figure of "Purity" holds a pearl encased in a bronze filigree setting.

Hope Supporting Sorrow
17"  by 8"Bronze with silver patina on a 6" by 10" by                                                                2" black marble base

4500 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

The allegorical figure of Hope has her arm around the draped figure representing Sorrow; supporting and strengthening Sorrow while she looks in Hope to the future.

Blessed are those who Mourn....
22"  by 6 by 6"Stoneware Clay with patina

500 plus tax for Tennessee collectors

This sculptures is a stoneware clay version from my Beatitude series.  "Blessed are Those who Mourn, for they shall be Comforted" from the Jesus' sermon on the mount found in the Gospel of Matthew is inscribed along the side and base of the sculpture.

Personal  Collection

I've been requested to display paintings in my personal collection:

Ivy Crowned Rose
18"  by 24" Oil Painting

personal collection

Once again, my daughter finds herself as my model, this time in a painting.  I didn't want to do a 'portrait' per se, but was studying the works of the Art Nouveau master Alphonse Mucha.  So I wanted a straight forward frontal pose with a lyrical composition, wrapping ivy around her head like a crown and allowing some to fall down along her very long hair.   The barred Owl feather with its beautiful pattern was the finishing touch to bring it all together.

Lenten Roses & Lady Grey
12"  by 16" Oil Painting

personal collection

Charlotte, a friend of ours, agreed to model for me.  I was studying the portraiture of the Renaissance era.  Using natural morning light, Lenten Roses from my garden and off white fabrics for her wardrobe, her beautiful hair and eyes showed up wonderfully.  She patiently sat while I took photos and had her in various positions and then she took a break.  I made her a cup of tea and as she held it and I saw the steam rise, I knew I had finally found the perfect pose!  

Honoring the Master
12"  by 16" Oil Painting

personal collection

This painting was inspired by the still life compositions of the Old Dutch Masters,  I realized after arranging the composition that with the book, grapes and bread it also has an Eucharistic feel.  The book and silver dish are family heirlooms.