Tracie Lee Hawkins is a painter and fiber artist. She creates fine art using stitches and strokes. Her visual art is inspired by nature and historical events using mediums such as oil, watercolor, acrylic paints, and textiles. Tracie studied fashion design in New York City, and after sewing for more than 30 years, returned to her first passion, oil painting. She studied Old Masters style painting under Chris DiDomizio in Atlanta, GA for three years.
Because she pursued her passion, Tracie was rewarded with the opportunity through the Stone Mountain Arts Incubator to open T Lee Art & Design, LLC an art gallery and studio, located in the Village of Stone Mountain, Georgia where she teaches art, displays, and sells her original works. She continues to develop her creativity by painting with several artist groups and organizations in the metropolitan Atlanta, area. She was featured in the International Review of African American Art, Hampton Virginia in 2010, and solo exhibited her historic Obama collection of quilts at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture, and Alabama State University in 2012.
Tracie has a Masters degree in organizational management and in her corporate career worked as materials manager, and professional trainer for 30 years. She is excited about being a fulltime artist and she continues to explore her path of creativity.
Creating beautiful artwork has become a new journey for me. While I may start with an idea, I enjoy the creative flow and the feeling of being lost in the transition of painting a picture, or sewing textiles. It is like being in a trance and when I awaken, I have created an extraordinary work of art just in that magical moment. It cannot be duplicated. That is what makes the journey so fascinating and exciting. The completed work is always more than I originally envisioned.
My work is part of my journey and you are invited to join me on my journey.