Tracy Finn

Fine Art and Stationery

Summer Shows in Marblehead

Tracy Finn

Is there anything better than summer? Lately, winter has felt longer, colder, and snowier than ever and it makes these warm summer days even more precious and rejuvenating. Along with the warmer weather come some of my favorite local shows and festivals - I love the opportunity to share what I've been working on and to spend time with other local artists. Here's a little 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 gen." - 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 gen." - Diane Ayott

I put a lot of thought into what to submit to various shows. I like to submit work that the audience can connect to and enjoy, 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 of Arts' many programs and scholarships. This year, inspired by my student's 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!