13. Tracy Jacknow

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Tracy Jacknow
South Gilboa, NY 12076
Phone: 607 435-6969
E-mail: tracy.lzj@gmail.com

Exhibiting at:
Stamford Hub
138 Layden Lane
Stamford, NY 12167

“I was born in Brooklyn in 1947 and raised on the south shore of Long Island. We lived in a unique area known as the “Idle Hour Artist Colony” where French Normandy farm buildings were surrounded by canals and marshland, complete with a brick tower that a pianist lived in. The residents were actors and artists and retired vaudeville characters.

“I was fortunate to spend time with creative people like Jim Dine. It was a childhood of inspiration and creativity. Some summers were spent in the mountains of upstate New York, helping my grandmother at the tourist home she owned on Main Street. I working waiting tables and hanging crisp white sheets on the line, singing and entertaining guests after dinner. At college, I had the opportunity to spend my junior year in Siena, Italy. My early experiences gave me exposure to a world of creative minds and alternative lifestyles.”

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“Teaching art for 32 years on Long Island and working with young, nascent spirits was inspiring. Buying a home in the high desert plateau Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende was a fantastic part of this life’s adventure. Living now in upstate NY on property I share with my family, has allowed me reflective time to paint and garden.”

“Our family has always been one of artists, teachers and storytellers. Painting and exploring various mediums has been a very fulfilling way for me to share my impressions of the many places I have been and create ‘my story.’ I work in my studio when I am not gardening or traveling.”

“I have always responded to nature.  I believe my paintings are a direct emotional response to what I see.  When I am totally involved in the process of “creating” a painting I am in a meditative state.  This process focuses my attention so intently that I feel connected to the calmness I want to represent. I believe this body of work represents the essence of what I feel while I am creating. Working with various materials, whether it’s oil paints, plaster, spray paints or found material, allows me an opportunity to express my impressions of the world around me.”

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Driving Directions to: Stamford Hub, 138 Layden Lane, Stamford

Heading towards Jefferson on Route 10, make a right turn onto Cape Horn Road.
Continue on Cape Horn, at Layden Lane make a right turn and go up the gravel drive to number 138.