Tracey Chaykin

"My Colored Pencil art is of a hyper-realistic style inspired by Nature. Participation in groups like ABUN-Artists and Biologists for Nature and Birdwhisperer Project provide a platform where my art can educate and promote conservation!"

American Lady - Colored Pencil on paper 5 x 5 in.

"Hi, I’m Tracey Chaykin, an award-winning Colored Pencil artist from Napa, California.  Born and raised in the boroughs of New York City, I found I possessed a knack for creativeness from an early age. Nature, both flora and fauna, were the subject matter of choice for my artistic exploits.  But as for many folks, school, marriage and a career in Accounting took me in a different direction up until recently. 

The re-awakening of my love of drawing, along with new-found techniques within the colored pencil medium have allowed me as a self-taught artist to experiment with a variety of subject matter.  To date, I’ve drawn florals, portraits, but the niche that stands out most is Wildlife.  Nature has intrigued me and continues to be my inspiration.  Since beginning my journey as a Colored Pencil artist, I have pursued many affiliations which have led me to groups specifically focused on art for the purpose of Education and Conservation efforts.  Some of these groups are the Birdwhisperer Project and ABUN-Artists and Biologists for Nature. The plethora of subject matter is mind blowing and I love the challenge!  The ability to combine my love for Nature with my love of drawing is a dream come true.  If someone would have told me years ago that I would find myself in this fantastic position, I would not have believed them. I look forward to expanding my affiliations with Wildlife conservation.

My life and artistic goals are intertwined.  Never stop learning! Expand my knowledge base so that I can continue to preserve and share the awe of Nature’s beauty for all to appreciate while ever expanding on the possibilities of what can be achieved with colored pencil!

On the Prowl - Colored Pencil on paper 8 x 10 in.
Blu - Colored Pencil on paper 8 x 10 in.
Pride of Kenya - Colored Pencil over Gouache on paper 8 x 10 in.
Small But Mighty - Colored Pencil on paper 12 x 16 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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