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Beach Treasures & Beyond:

The Materials I like to work with

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One person’s waste, is another’s treasure…

Natural materials...

Never pick a pebble; what I won’t use...

Not always from the beach...

I like to use and illustrate on seemingly ordinary man-made pieces which were broken and forgotten, and simply discarded. One way or another, these pieces find their way to the sea. This is where the magic begins as it is shaped and reborn by the sea. Common examples of materials I use are… roof slate brick ceramics (sea pottery) sea glass Some of the more unusual beach finds can also find their way into my work; which could be anything from old spark plugs to barnacle-encrusted paintbrushes.
I love to find and use the beautiful driftwood which washes up on the shores. Seashells can also make an appearance in my work from time to time.
While the shaped and worn roof slate which I use is often mistaken for pebbles, in fact I don’t use pebbles or stones from the beach. Pebbles and rocks act as a natural sea defence, reducing the rate of coastal erosion. Therefore, it is vitally important for coastal management that natural pebbles or stones are never removed from beaches, and in fact it is illegal to do so in the UK under The Coastal Protection Act 1949.
I also like to paint and illustrate on traditional art materials such as canvas and paper, as well as the more modern digital painting and design. I love keep things fresh and keep the fun alive by playing and experimenting with lots of other materials and techniques from lino-cut art to sculpting with needle-felted wool.

Beach Treasures & Beyond:

The Materials I like to work with

Tracy Beattie © 2012-2020 All rights reserved Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

One person’s waste, is another’s treasure…

I like to use and illustrate on seemingly ordinary man-made pieces which were broken and forgotten, and simply discarded. One way or another, these pieces find their way to the sea. This is where the magic begins as it is shaped and reborn by the sea. Common examples of materials I use are… roof slate brick ceramics (sea pottery) sea glass Some of the more unusual beach finds can also find their way into my work; which could be anything from old spark plugs to barnacle-encrusted paintbrushes.

Natural materials...

Never pick a pebble; what I won’t use...

Not always from the beach...

I love to find and use the beautiful driftwood which washes up on the shores. Seashells can also make an appearance in my work from time to time.
While the shaped and worn roof slate which I use is often mistaken for pebbles, in fact I don’t use pebbles or stones from the beach. Pebbles and rocks act as a natural sea defence, reducing the rate of coastal erosion. Therefore, it is vitally important for coastal management that natural pebbles or stones are never removed from beaches, and in fact it is illegal to do so in the UK under The Coastal Protection Act 1949.
I also like to paint and illustrate on traditional art materials such as canvas and paper, as well as the more modern digital painting and design. I love keep things fresh and keep the fun alive by playing and experimenting with lots of other materials and techniques from lino-cut art to sculpting with needle-felted wool.
Tracy Beattie painting in progress Washed up sea floats Close up detail of sea found rope and concrete ball painted by Tracy Beattie

Beach Treasures & Beyond:

The Materials I like to work with

Natural materials...

I love to find and use the beautiful driftwood which washes up on the shores. Seashells can also make an appearance in my work from time to time.

Never pick a pebble; what I won’t use...

While the shaped and worn roof slate which I use is often mistaken for pebbles, in fact I don’t use pebbles or stones from the beach. Pebbles and rocks act as a natural sea defence, reducing the rate of coastal erosion. Therefore, it is vitally important for coastal management that natural pebbles or stones are never removed from beaches, and in fact it is illegal to do so in the UK under The Coastal Protection Act 1949.

One person’s waste, is another’s

treasure…

I like to use and illustrate on seemingly ordinary man- made pieces which were broken and forgotten, and simply discarded. One way or another, these pieces find their way to the sea. This is where the magic begins as it is shaped and reborn by the sea. Common examples of materials I use are… roof slate brick ceramics (sea pottery) sea glass Some of the more unusual beach finds can also find their way into my work; which could be anything from old spark plugs to barnacle-encrusted paintbrushes.

Not always from the beach...

I also like to paint and illustrate on traditional art materials such as canvas and paper, as well as the more modern digital painting and design. I love keep things fresh and keep the fun alive by playing and experimenting with lots of other materials and techniques from lino-cut art to sculpting with needle-felted wool.