Tracy was born and raised in San Jose, California where she earned her BFA (Bachelor Fine Arts), with specialized studies in Zoology and Natural History. Later, she studied
illustration at the Academy of Art College, San Francisco, on an award winning scholarship.
Tracy was an active member of The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI), an artists' Co-Op, and won awards for her art at various state and local juried competitions, including Award of Excellence from the California State Fair.
Tracy spent six years as a staff artist at Hallmark Cards under experienced art direction of many gifted artists, such as wildlife artist and photographer Joni Johnson-Godsy. Tracy brings her signature soft, gentle styling to her current work.
A move to Washington State, where she worked full time creating art and graphic design for gifts, collectibles, screen print and embroidered soft goods, furthered her career. This enabled Tracy to learn many avenues of matching her art with the consumer market.
'I enjoy 'zoo shopping', spending whole afternoons observing and sketching animals for new concepts, and just watching the families and kids. Kids love to watch an artist sketch and paint. They are natural artists and keen observers.'
'Sharing the richness of our natural world through art brings me great joy and satisfaction.'
A percentage of sales is donated to animal welfare. Look for the bumblebee in her animal art featuring spring and summer wildflowers.