Biography, Timeline & Artist Statement...




Tracey Lee Cassin is an award winning published artist and photographer who grew up in Nelson, but now lives in Whakatane, in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, of New Zealand.
Self-taught, her creative practice is multifaceted as a painter, mixed media artist, writer, and photographer.
Her works are in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, USA, and Italy.
Her practice explores many artistic aspects, in particular, the fundamentals of space, shape and colour using a variety of mediums, which include oils, watercolour, ink, printmaking, collage and acrylics. 
The sculptural use of paint with palette knife and spatula is a personal passion.
As an artistic photographer, she has a special interest in macro, digital manipulation, and the creation of inspirational quotation photography.
The inspiration for her art and photography are the patterns and colours found in nature and the human face.
Tracey Lee is the founder and creative director of 'Mia Bella Passions - Art, Home and Garden Website'which she began in 2012 to share her love of creativity, DIY, design and decor.




Timeline:

  • Special Recognition Award for painting in Light Space & Time Gallery's 'Seascape' 2018 Competition/Exhibition.
  • Special Recognition Award for Digital Media in Light Space & Time Online Gallery's 'Nature' December 2018 Competition/Exhibition.
  • Special Recognition Award for Digital Photography in Light Space & Time Online Gallery's 'Patterns' November 2018 Competition/Exhibition'.

  • Special Recognition Award for Digital Photography in Light Space & Time Online Gallery's 'Patterns' 2018 Competition/Exhibition'.

  • Honourable Mention for Digital Photography in Light Space & Time Online Gallery's 'Open No Theme 2018 Competition/Exhibition'.

  • Special Recognition Award for Photography and featured in Light Space & Time Online Gallery's Botanicals Exhibition - August 2018.

  • Two art works as Finalists in the Abstract Competition at The Art Room Contemporary Online Gallery -June 2018

  • Animals Art Exhibition and Special Recognition Award at Light, Space & Time online Gallery - May 2018.

  • Featured Photography with Women In Photography - May 2018.

  • Two photography pieces selected as finalists in The Art Room Contemporary Online Gallery - April/May 2018 'Black & White' Competition.

  • Featured Artist - The Healing Power Of Art & Artists Third Anniversary Exhibition 2018 - An initiative of Manhattan Arts International, New York.

  • 'Figurative' April 2018 Art Exhibition - receiving a Special Recognition Award for Photography & Digital Media at Light Space and Time Gallery.

  • The Art Room Contemporary Online Gallery - March/April 2018 Nature Competition - Finalist for Photography. 
  • 'Abstract' March 2018 Art Exhibition - receiving a Special Merit Award for  Photography & Digital Media, and also a Special Recognition Award for Painting at Light, Space & Time Gallery.

  • 'Cityscapes' February 2018 Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space And Time Online Art Gallery.

  • All Women Online Exhibition - January 2018 - Special Recognition Awards for painting & photography - Light, Space & Time Gallery.

  • Patterns Art Exhibition - December 2017 - Photography Special Recognition Awards for two images - Light, Space & Time Online Gallery.

  • 7th Annual 'Nature Art Exhibition  -November 2017- Special Recognition Award - Light, Space & Time Online Gallery.

  • 7th Annual 'Seascapes' Art Exhibition - October 2017 -Special Recognition Award - Light, Space & Time Online Gallery.

  • Rotorua Art Awards 2017 - Salon Des Refuses Exhibition 

  • 'Open' September 2017 Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space & Time Online Gallery.
  • 'Botanicals' August 2017 Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award for photography - Light, Space & Time Online Gallery.
  • 'Seasons' July 2017 Art Exhibition - Special Recognition Award - Light, Space And Time Online Gallery.
  • 'Animals' June 2017 Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space & Time Online Gallery.
  • 'Landscape' May 2017 Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space & Time Online Gallery.
  • 'Figurative' 7th Annual Art Exhibition April 2017 - 'Special Recognition' Artist Award - Light, Space And Time Online Art Gallery.
  • 'Abstract' March 2017 Art Exhibition - Special Recognition Award - Light,Space And Time Online Gallery.
  • 'Cityscapes' February 2017 Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space And Time Online Art Gallery.
  • Aroha Love Group Exhibition -The Art Lounge NZ -Tauranga - December 2016
  • World Inspired - Group exhibition artist - Creative Tauranga - July 2016
  • Sunshine & A Canvas - The Great Rotary Art Expo - exhibiting artist - June 2016
  • IMAGO MUNDI - Benetton World Art Project - contributing contemporary artist for New Zealand Permanent Collection - 'Kiwi Consciousness' - Treviso, Italy - February 2016
  • Artistic Designer - Vida Voices - USA - January 2016 to  present.
  • Hibiscus And Bays Art Awards, Auckland, New Zealand - November 2015 - Selected exhibiting artist/Merit Award
  • Creative Bay Of Plenty Artist @ http://www.creativebop.org.nz/artists/tracey-lee-cassin - 2015 to present.
  • Creative Director - Mia Bella Passions (Art, Home & Garden website) - September 2012 to present
  • Exhibition - Whakatane Museum & Gallery, New Zealand - April 1999
  • Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award - January 1998 - Selected Exhibiting Artist
  • Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award - January 1996- Selected Exhibiting Artist






I refer to my art practice as multifaceted.
Because I am a painter, a photographer, a designer, a writer.
I am creative in all its myriad of interesting forms.
To me limitation in one genre or style of practice is incomprehensible.
Experimentation and to go with the flow is the true basis of all I create.
From the moment I pick up the brush, camera, or whatever it is I choose to use as a tool…I never know from that moment what will evolve.
This is what it's all about…
unknown, and exciting.
It is art.
It is creativity in it's purest form.
Perfect and imperfect - I invite the viewer to journey into my artistic concepts.

Tracey Lee Cassin



New Zealand Contemporary Artists
Flight of Freedom
Oil
(Private Collection)

New Zealand Contemporary Artists


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