Tracey Oldham

Is a painter based in St Ives, Cornwall

Using oil on board and sometimes incorporating a collage and mixed media element into her practice, the surface of Tracey's work is often one of the first most luring aspects, luxurious, glassy and extremely tactile, it becomes impossible not to want to touch each piece. 

  

Relocating to Cornwall 12 years ago, after studying in Leeds for her BA in Fine Art, meant a dramatic change in scenery. Always being influenced by the city's buildings and architecture around her, Tracey's work developed and adapted to her new rural coastal environment, but by being loyal to her strong lines and use of colour, Tracey's work is still distinctly recognisable as hers. She loves finding those not so obvious Cornish spots, alleyways lined with dustbins, mid century apartment blocks and colourful shopfronts.     

 

After becoming a mother seven years ago,  she branched into figurative work, focusing on her own growing children, these figurative paintings evoke a sense of vintage storybooks with a modern day element. This evolved into countless commissions, where people wanted their own experiences of loved ones captured. 

Whilst her work is held in private collections globally ranging from California to Sydney, Tracey has a constant collection of work available to view at Art Space Gallery and The Mariners Gallery, St Ives.  

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Previous Exhibitions

  • 2013 - Spring and Winter Opens, The Mariners Gallery, St Ives

  • 2013 - A Late Summer Collective, John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh

  • 2013 - STISA Crypt Shows, The Crypt Gallery, St Ives

  • 2013 - St Ives Artists at Artmill, Plymouth

  • 2013 - STISA Members Spring and Summer Shows, The Mariners Gallery

  • 2012 - STISA Members Spring and Summer Shows, The Mariners Gallery

  • 2012 - Wish You Were Here, The Mariner's Gallery, St Ives

  • 2011 - Cornish Artists, Riverside Gallery, London

  • 2011 - Echoes and Traces, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

  • 2011 - STISA Members Spring and Summer Shows, Mariners Gallery

  • 2011 - St Ives Artists, Artmill Gallery, Plymouth

  • 2011 - The Small Picture Show, The Mariners Gallery, St Ives

  • 2010 - Winter Open, Mariners Gallery, St Ives

  • 2009 - By The Sea, The Reliance, Leeds

  • 2009 - ESA Social Club Salon, Torhaus Gallery, Dortmund Germany

  • 2009 - On Your Wall, Leeds Metropolitan Gallery,

  • 2009 - St Ives September Festival Open

  • 2008 - 'On Your Wall Too', Leeds Metropolitan Gallery, Leeds

  • 2008 - SALON, East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, Leeds

  • 2007 - The January Sale, The Art Market, Leeds

  • 2007 - Leeds Open, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

  • 2007 - Lifka Gallery Launch, Lifka, Brotton, Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

  • 2007 - On Your Wall, Leeds Metropolitan Gallery

  • 2007 - Open, Batley Art Gallery, Batley

  • 2006 - MULTIPLY - An Exhibition of Artist's Multiples, The Lower Level Gallery, The Corn Exchange, Leeds

  • 2005 - Our Own Situation, Patrick Studios, Leeds

  • 2004 - Final 40 of The UK Art Prize, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

  • 2004 - Northern Graduates, New Academy / Curwen Gallery, London

  • 2004 - Or come and See Me, Leeds Metropolitan University

  • 2004 - Regional Finals UK Art Prize, The Lowry, Salford Keys

  • 2004 - The Leeds Open, Leeds City Art Gallery

  • 2003 - Leeds Open, Leeds City Art Gallery

  • 2004 - Final 40 of The UK Art Prize, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Latest Exhibitions

2020

Indian Summer

Aubergine Art 

Wimbledon

2020 

Art Space Gallery

St Ives 

2020

The Mariners Gallery STISA

St Ives 

2019

Paintings For Spring 

Aubergine Art 

Wimbledon