Tracy Leagjeld

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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist and Gallery co-owner
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Introduction My art is a way to communicate and share with others my love and reverence for nature. "I love being outside surrounded by nature. Forests, meadows and deserts all have a different kind of energy. While exploring these areas I try to soak in this energy and hopefully this energy is transferred to the painting or print which I am working on. If this has been accomplished, I am satisfied with my work. I am not so concerned with capturing correct shape and color. I strive to create paintings and prints that allow the viewer to put themselves into the painting and feel the spirit of the place." What is A Monotype? A monotype is a painting on paper whereby an original image is inked or painted onto a non-porous surface, such as a piece of plexiglass(called a plate), then transferred onto paper by laying a piece of paper over the painted surface and applying pressure. Typically a printing press is used although I hand “pull” my prints meaning I don’t use a press I apply pressure by hand until the ink it transferred to the paper (Lots of elbow grease). A monotype is a unique work of art, and much like a painting, cannot be replicated.