Tracey Maras - Pastel
Tracey Maras is best known for her realistic pastel paintings of the natural world around us and life interacting with it. Working with pure pigment, her pieces are vibrant yet intimate views of Central Illinois and beyond.
Since 2000 Maras’ work has spanned many themes including wildlife, landscapes, interiors and portraits. She consistently pushes the limits of the pastel medium, exploring new techniques in each work. Maras actively teaches pastel techniques in workshops and classes throughout Illinois.
Maras derives her inspiration from nature, from learning and growing with fellow artists, and historically, from the work of the Tonalists, Impressionists and the Hudson River School. Her current favorite artists are J.M.W. Turner, George Inness, Frederic Church, Thomas Dewing and Maxfield Parrish.
"Cool Drink," won 2nd Place in Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 competition in the Wildlife/Animals category!
SAA Collective Gallery
105 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM