tracy dudley

 

Tracy graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida with a BFA in 1986. During the spring of 1988, she made her first visit to Maui, leaving the crowds and heat of South Florida for a 3 month windsurfing vacation. Within a few days of her “vacation”, she knew Maui would be her new home. Living on the north shore, she explores the rugged landscapes and waters with her paintbrush, paddle board and mountain bike.

Tracy currently paints with acrylics on canvas or wood panels with the occasional watercolor which she used to specialize in. She also works in many forms of original printmaking including handpulled color lithographs, aquatint etching and monoprinting.

For the majority of my life, I’ve been connected to the ocean. Growing up in South Florida, summers and vacations were filled with sun and surf. After moving to Maui and years of windsurfing almost daily, traditional surfing became the new focus. Trips to Indo, Java, Mexico, Fiji and Tahiti further cemented the passion. Then… one night at a party in Haiku - a friend started talking about his addiction to SUPing. (stand up paddle surfing). After hearing his stories, I had to try and was immediately hooked. For the last six years, I have spent almost every early morning at the beach paddling. 2- 3 hours on the water and then back to the house to paint. The wave/water series evolved from the hours spent staring at the horizon, scanning the water for the swell and reading the surface movements. I close my eyes and see wave patterns and textures. I’ve recently got an OC-1. (Outrigger canoe) Totally different perspective on the swell patterns.


INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

1989 • Waterworks watercolor exhibition - Village Galleries

1989 • Hawaii Printmakers - Village Galleries

1990 • 2x4 four person exhibit - Hui No'eau

1990 • Ink Images - Hui No’eau

1991 • 75th Anniversary Haleakala Park Exhibition - Hui No‘eau

1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 • Solo Exhibition - Village Galleries

1992 • On the Premises - Hui No’eau

1994 • The Printers Ink - Hui No’eau

1995 • Rainbow Exhibition - Ritz Carlton

1994 - 1998, 2013 • Artist in Residence - Ritz Carlton, Kapalua

2004 • Maui Printmakers - Village Gallery, Lahaina

2005 • 2 Person Exhibition - Village Gallery Contemporary, Lahaina

2010 • 2 Person Exhibition - Village Gallery, Lahaina

2011 • Group Exhibition - 11.11.11 - Village Gallery, Lahaina

2012 • Glimpse - Solo Exhibition - Village Gallery, Lahaina

2014 • Celebration of Hawaii - Listen to the Ocean - Viewpoints Gallery, Makawao, HI

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

1987 • Contemporary Fla Painters – Boca Raton Museum

1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2011 • Art Maui

1990 • “Artist of Hawaii” Honolulu Academy of Arts 40th Annual

1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 1993, 2000 • Hui No’eau Juried Members Exhibit

2003 • Schafer Portrait Challenge - Maui Arts and Cultural Center

2012 • Infinite Blue - Hui No‘eau