Tracy Finn

Fine Art and Stationery

But wait. What even is a "glass print"?

Tracy Finn
Evening Sail, displayed on the mini easel. The easel stand comes with every small glass print.

Evening Sail, displayed on the mini easel. The easel stand comes with every small glass print.

The “Marblehead Series” images are all available as glass prints.

The “Marblehead Series” images are all available as glass prints.

I am always on the lookout for new ways to hang or display art in my home. While I love having pieces framed by the professionals, framing can be expensive, and it’s not always easy to find the frame that best matches both the piece and your aesthetic. This year, I discovered a new printing technique where ink is applied directly to a durable piece of glass, creating prints that are easy to hang or display on a stand, no framing necessary. And the result is beautiful.

I have been selective about the images that I print on either paper or glass. My most subdued paintings do not always replicate well - the subtleties in the sky or sea of an original oil painting can be lost in a reproduction, which is why not every painting is available as a glass or art print. When I decide to replicate one of my pieces, I work directly with printers to test the images and ensure the reproduction matches the original as closely as possible, and that the magic of the art is not lost in the printing process. This involves carefully adjusting the images until I am satisfied that the print, like the original painting, is a work of art that stands on its own.

Summer Shows in Marblehead

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SUMMER. The last few years, winter has felt longer, colder, and snowier than ever, making these warm summer days even more precious and rejuvenating. Along with the warmer weather come some of my favorite local shows and festivals, where I get the opportunity to share what I've been working on and to spend time with other local artists. Here's a peek at what I've been up to this summer!


Marblehead Art Association Summer Member Exhibit - 

"In Finn's seascape, Morning Still, I was struck by the stark, yet rich color and seemingly minimalist composition. The formality of this particular piece, in its low horizon line, opens up space, air, and the cool, New England winter light. This painting presented itself to me as a gem." - Diane Ayott

"In Finn's seascape, Morning Still, I was struck by the stark, yet rich color and seemingly minimalist composition. The formality of this particular piece, in its low horizon line, opens up space, air, and the cool, New England winter light. This painting presented itself to me as a gem." - Diane Ayott

I put a lot of thought into what to submit to a show. I like to submit work that the audience can connect to, while also showing how I've grown and evolved as an artist throughout the year. This year, Morning Still seemed like the perfect fit for the Summer Member Exhibit and I am happy to announce that the art association thought so too! They awarded this piece the "Claudia Kaufman Honor Award." Drop by Marblehead Art Association - Current Exhibits to check it out and hover over the image to read Diane Ayott's kind words.


Marblehead Festival of the Arts - 

2018 Festival of Cod entry - "Boston Blue"

2018 Festival of Cod entry - "Boston Blue"

For many years, I have been submitting paintings to the Marblehead Festival of the Arts. For the past few summers, I have also been participating in their cod auction - decorating a wooden cod fish which is later auctioned off to raise money for the Festival’s many programs and scholarships. This year, inspired by my students’ love for doodling, I combined deep sea colors with playful doodles in white and gold. 

Something a little different is in the works...

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Over the last several years, I've introduced my elementary school students to the idea of doodling as a way to relax and calm themselves down. The kids were immediately drawn to the meditative activity - their schedules are packed with school, homework, extracurriculars, and the repetitive nature of doodling gives them the much needed time and space to unwind, without the pressure of having a perfect drawing at the end.

Over the river

Drawing has always been intimidating for me, but I've found that working with the kids on these doodles gave me the confidence to jump in as well. 

So here is what we are thinking - a book with 15-20 images like the one you see here. This one is 'filled in' but the book will contain outlines of images, so you can color and doodle as much or as little as you desire. We hope this will bring a meditative moment to your day too!