Tracy Laxten & Lisa Sierra
“The world is but a canvas to the imagination”
~ Henry David Thoreau
TRACY LAXTEN was born Saskatchewan and raised in British Columbia. She is a self-taught artist who has never had any professional training and who prides herself on her different talents. Tracy moved to Airdrie with her three children in 2013 and has contributed to the local arts community by completing ethereal fairy tale inspired AIRdirondack Art Project chairs which were showcased in the Airdrie Public Library over two years, first a dragon and then a grandfather tree. She enjoys creating art through the mediums of charcoal, pyrography (wood-burning), acrylic painting and by simply using ink. The inspiration for her art comes from the natural world, with hikes in nature and through her compassion for animals. All of her paintings utilize imagination and are typically completed on commission.
LISA SIERRA, after a long hiatus from painting, picked up a paintbrush after being inspired by the vibrant colour and abstract form she noticed in her surroundings. Utilizing materials such as paint, tape and a palette knife, among other tools, she began to work in stages to produce both organic and geometric paintings that are full of life and energy. Her art is a fluid expression of colour, shape and pattern, with the subject matter being less important to her than the colours and variety of shapes and patterns to which she is intuitively drawn. Lisa has also utilized her imagination to create an AIRdirondack Art Project chair for this year’s fundraiser.