Tracy Vernon is a painter, jeweler, choreographer, and educator. In the gallery, she displays miniatures in watercolor, pastel, and mixed media, as well as jewelry. As an educator, she has taught dance, art, conflict resolution, and community building. Currently, Tracy is in her fourteenth year
directing the dance department at Amherst Regional High School. Tracy loves inspiring students of all ages and in the summer offers a performing and visual arts camp called ‘Arts –n- Bubbles’ for children from 5-12 years old.
As a painter, Tracy loves to capture the dance of light and shadow, particularly on water, and travels extensively to places that inspire her to compose from what she sees. Her travels include Cuba, Tunisia, Italy, Holland, England, Wales, Ireland, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, and Puerto Rico. She also loves to paint en plein air along the U.S. eastern seaboard with some of her favorite settings in The Thimble Islands, CT, Greenport, Long Island, and Daramiscotta, ME.
Tracy’s earliest creations in mixed media and jewelry were inspired by beach combing as a child on the pebbly coast of Long Island where she and her family summered with her grandmother. Years later, at the conclusion of her studies at Exeter College of Art and Design in England, Tracy designed a line of jewelry that became available in Europe and the U.S. based on those earlier experiences.
Tracy’s mobiles reflect an on-going desire to create compositions that reflect beauty and balance. Tracy and her husband Glen reside in Montague.