Tracey Kinniburgh graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006 and since then has strived to 'highlight to her audience the beauty of nature using a simplistic palette of colour and detail'. Being a rock climber and keen walker Tracey spends much of her time exploring woodlands, mountains and riversides. The artist takes photographs when out in nature and then works from them in her studio. This explains the carefully crafted compositions and delicate balance between shade and light, colour and tone in her works. Tracey is fascinated by the intricate patterns branches create, how they move when the wind blows and the personal emotions that she feels as she walks amongst them. It is this feeling she conveys through her works. To avoid the daunting task of staring at a blank canvas Tracey works boldly, painting directly onto the canvas. Acrylic paints are Tracey’s favourite medium as they are fast to dry which ensures a momentum and drive to each painting. With every mark that is made, correct or not, it becomes part of the painting and the artwork keeps evolving and growing, like nature.