SHIFTer of the Month
Tracy is a local Thunder Bay artist and businesswoman. Hailing from the beautiful Rossport, ON, Tracy found her passion for art at the age of ten, when she began sketching pictures of the natural scenery that surrounded her. As she invested more time into her craft, she added painting to her array of skills. She has noted that her work is an exploration of different mediums, tools and techniques; "I like to say that my paintings reflect the natural beauty that surrounds us. I project an opportunistic view and display the hidden beauty that is just waiting to be found".
While in college, Tracy launched her own business, “The Nest Studio”. In 2015, Tracy received a grant through the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Center that helped move her business forward. Tracy developed “The Traveling Canvas Fundraiser Event” (TTCFE), an annual fundraising activity helping not-for-profit organizations. In 2016, this project earned The George Jeffery Children’s Foundation over $700. She has also taken part in the Thunder Bay Eco Superior Rain Barrel Auctions, an activity she feels strongly about in supporting Eco Superior’s effort to educate the public on the importance of preserving Ontario’s water supply and environment.
Tracy is a role-model for future creative entrepreneurs. She is an advocate for empowering artists to see value in the work they do. She is now expanding throughout the Thunder Bay art industry and is Co-Owner of “The Creative”, an art gallery that opened this past June. Make sure you stop by and take a look at some of the amazing artwork from local artists.