Artist's colourful creations of local life
A COLLECTION of abstract art depicting local scenes such as the Grimsby Docks and Cleethorpes beach is on display at East Coast School Of Art And Design.
The 18 colourful canvasses by local artist Tracey Edges, are made in three stages beginning life as a photograph and slowly being transformed into a mixed material painting.
Tracey, who used to be a resident artist at Abbey Walk Gallery, said: "My work is all about progression.
"They start off as a photograph, then I edit them on the computer and then paint while retaining the essence of the scene.
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"I have got a wonderful studio upstairs in my attic at home where I create my art.
"I walk my dog and take my camera out with me and then my inspiration begins.
"The docks are such a fantastic place. It is a hidden jewel left to rot.
"All my work on display is of different seasons from winter through to summer. I have painted the shards of ice and snow at Humberston Yacht Club."
However, a few of her paintings are not local.
"One painting amongst the Cleethorpes beach canvasses is a beach at Bahamas," she added.
"I like to add mixed media with acrylic and emulsion.
"One of my favourite pieces is called Shaft which is an image of a hot summers day on the beach.
"All my paintings are what I have experienced and I always make sure each piece of art has a small caption beside to let others know what I was thinking at the time."
Claire Foster, head of school arts and media at East Coast School Of Art And Design, said: "It is really important to show work like this. It will show new students what they can aspire to.
"Her work is very colourful and inspiring. It is also particularly attractive for people to look at and think about what the meaning behind it is.
"It's also great to see our local area on display seen in a different way."
See for yourself
Tracey's work is on display in the gallery room at the Westward Ho school until Thursday, September 20. It is open from 10am to 4pm and it is closed at weekends.