January 2019

It’s January and I’ve been thinking over the Christmas break just what do I want from this year? Here are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself : 1, How to keep my faith and prayer life fresh? 2, How to keep my studio in order? 3, Where to exhibit and find new opportunities? 4, Mentoring – who and how do I find them? These are things I aim to address during this year…. I don’t ‘blog’ as such but this year I aim to keep more of a written journal/diary about what it is I love doing and to be more ‘open’ to sharing these things with you.

For my workshops please see under workshops

Looking around my studio I can see it’s holding far too much stuff so I’m using the inspirational Marie Kondo method of tidying up and having a good declutter. Starting with my brushes! as you can see many have been well used and seen better days. This insightful method is all about sparking JOY and as my work is about creating uplifting and joyful artworks then I aim to have this feeling all around me as I continue painting. Well that’s definitely one goal to master this year. https://konmari.com/

In need of buying more of these Inktense blocks by Derwent

Art tools – keep trying new things

Tools I love to use for creating new marks
Colours of Norfolk – much of my art is about Creation and capturing the beauty of the North Norfolk coastline

Artworks in Progress

New works in progress – creating lots of marks and textures in the
under painting

Sanding back paintings that are not really working all helps to create something new!

Tip – if you are not sure about where a piece of artwork is going then try sanding it back a little with sandpaper

Try mixing Triadic colours – very interesting and you can learn so much from this exercise

Tip! Try mixing your own colours from the three primaries: Cadmium Red, Prussian Blue, Cadmium Yellow . Try adding a bit of white to half of the mixed colour to lighten – then in the other half add a touch of Paynes Grey to darken. Remember to mix enough of the original mixed colour to do this. Keep a note of the colours used in your sketchbook for future reference.
New work in progress – here I’m using oil paints to mix the light soft Norfolk colours as seen along the coast.
Oil paints
View from the studio

Sketching at Holkham beach North Norfolk

Beautiful Holkham beach – always a great source for inspiration – just caught this slip of light on the horizon before the heavens opened
Fast and expressive sketch on Holkham beach – I forgot to bring my clips so luckily I found an elastic band in my sketching bag to hold down one page of the sketchbook!

Thank you for visiting my website, to sign up for occasional information about exhibitions and new artworks for please click link below or use my contacts page. More inspirations to follow next month…

Great ways to keep in touch

Christmas Open Studio 2018

I’ll be opening my studio for the first time this Christmas for visitors to view my recent paintings, prints and cards as well as look through a selection of my sketchbooks.  All welcome.

To book an appointment to come and visit without any obligation to purchase or if you’d like any further information please email: info@tracey-rossart.co.uk

Mini artworks 15x15cm £95 each
Mini artworks 15x15cm £95 each

My Open Studio




October 2018

Autumnal sunny October – a season of changing colours bringing fresh inspiration. The warm weather has been a delight to sketch in, especially after my sketching holiday on Patmos – a small Greek island where Saint John wrote ‘Revelation’, the last book in the bible.

Since coming back I’ve been walking and sketching in the dunes at Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea, capturing the light and exploring different mark making ideas using Inktense blocks and pencil. Meanwhile back in the studio I’ve been working on finishing two new pieces for the Corte-Real Gallery in Portugal – more about this and other galleries on my News post. Enjoy the rest of this glorious sunshine!


If you’d like to make an appointment to visit my studio and view my artworks please get in touch: info@tracey-rossart.co.uk



L I G H T 14th – 29th July 2018

SOLD Mixed media on board. 45 x 45cm. Framed

Now open – my largest solo show to date at Salthouse Church. Free entry. All welcome, there is disabled parking and access to the church.

This exhibition explores the theme of LIGHT, inspired by my sketching walks where I enjoy embracing the beautiful light and colours of the North Norfolk coastline. Enjoy browsing through my sketchbooks and seeing a diverse range of mixed media paintings on display. Open every day 10.30am – 5pm. Exhibition continues until the 29th July.

Saint Nicholas Church, Church Lane, off Cross St, Salthouse, North Norfolk, NR25 7XH.

Mixed media on board. 14 x 36cm. Framed

July 2018

After months of preparation, I’m so looking forward to hanging my largest exhibition to date. ‘L I G H T’ is at Saint Nicholas Church in Salthouse, NR25 7XH. This magnificent church is the perfect setting for an art show and will feature my sketchbooks alongside an eclectic mix of over thirty spiritual and coastal artworks exploring the theme of light, faith and art. 14th – 29th July. I shall be there everyday 10.30am – 5.00pm. Free entry. All welcome.

April 2018

After the reflections during the Easter break, it’s back to the studio happily creating new work for the annual Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018. I really enjoy taking part is this event as it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet new and regular visitors. The free brochures are out and should be available in lots of shops, libraries and galleries around Norfolk as well as online. This year I’m enjoying working on several small scale 15x15cm paintings as well as showing a new selection of prints and greeting cards – everything is for sale! My studio is open 26/27/28 May 2/3/9/10 June. time 10.00am till 5.00pm. It is listed on page 33 of the yellow Open Studios booklet and my ID number is 113. Please come along and say ‘hello’.

There is more on the Open Studios website:



Exhibitions Galleries 2018

20 into 18

A group exhibition by 25 members of the Norwich 20 Group at the Adams bar at Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, NR2 1RI | 25th January – 23rd April | Opening Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm

Norfolk by Design at Houghton Hall Stables

Showcasing over 40 artists and makers from around Norfolk and East Anglia. Houghton Hall, Houghton, PE31 6TY | 25th March – 29th July | Entrance fee applies for entering the estate, gardens and the Damien Hirst exhibition | Opening 11am : Last entry 4pm (one hour before closure at 5pm)

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018

Looking forward to opening my studio near Walsingham, Norfolk 26/27/28 May 2/3/9/10 June. Showing a new selection of paintings, prints and cards | Opening 10am – 5pm  All welcome – refreshments available

‘Norfolk Horizons’

Solo show at Creake Abbey Cafe, North Creake, NR21 9LF | 13th June – 9th September Opening daily from 9am


Delighted to one of the selected artists to exhibit at H20 at the Undercroft Gallery, Norwich Market Place, NR2 1NE | 5th – 29th June | Opening daily 11am – 5pm

‘L I G H T’

Solo show at St. Nicholas Church, Church Lane off Cross Street, NR25 7XH |14th – 29th July | Opening daily 10.30am – 5pm


Corte Real Gallery, Algarve, Portugal

Mandell’s Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, Norfolk

Pocock’s the Artmonger Gallery, Burnham Market, Norfolk

Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Suffolk

Tess Ainley Gallery, Hoppers Yard, Holt, Norfolk




REVELATION – Exhibition at Pocock’s the Artmonger : 22nd July – 6 August

Recent paintings and sketchbooks

TraceyRossNNL2017Mixed media on canvas. 104 x 104cm Framed.


Looking forward to my solo show at Pocock’s the Artmonger Gallery in Burnham Market, Norfolk this summer. The Private View is on Friday 21st July 6-8pm – please get in touch if you’d like an invite. With around twenty new works on display it’s going to be an exciting exhibition. It’s also a chance to see my recent sketchbooks which give an insight into the process of creating the finished paintings.  Exhibition: Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 6th August. Open daily Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and on Sundays 12 – 4pm. All artworks are for sale.