Tracy Rees was born in Ipswich and trained as a graphic designer at Suffolk College. In 1987 she and her husband, Michael REES, moved to Cornwall, and she took an HND in ceramics at Falmouth Art College. A career in pottery followed, combined with part-time work as a ceramics and art technician at Penwith College. She began painting full-time in 2003 but it was not until 2006 that her work began to reach a wider audience. A show at Badcocks Gallery in Newlyn led to representation later that year at the Affordable Art Fair in London, and since then she has exhibited extensively in Cornwall and beyond. Her subjects are domestic animals and garden birds, painted in surroundings expressing the simple pleasures and comforts of home. Her cards and paintings, imbued with humour and wit, have tremendous popular appeal.
Painter in acrylics
Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn - 2006
Affordable Art Fair, London - 2006
Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold - June 2013
2022: Dog Days and Cat Naps, Livingstone St Ives (Dec)
Cornwall Today (April 2013) 'Beep Beep' by Alex Wade