'Isle Verde Beach', Puerto Rico (2018) by Tracy Rockwell

About

Meet the Artist

Tracy Rockwell is a Sydney based visual artist with a multi-disciplinary background. He is inspired by the work of the great impressionists and has resided in both the USA and Europe. Tracy continues to travel widely to gain inspiration and add to his expanding collection of photographs and contemporary impressionistic works of art.

“I’ve been an amateur photographer since receiving my very first Olympus camera. Over the years I’ve developed an affinity with the essential elements of photography and have always taken great pleasure in experimenting with light and subject, as well as the composition of my images. In the process I’ve developed quite a collection. Recent developments in digital technology have presented opportunities to transform my images into works of art. A great deal of experimentation mixed with inspiration from fellow photographers and artists has led me to create the unique images you see in my portfolio.”

The interpretation of these works is of course up to each individual, but there is an honesty and appeal to these impressionistic pieces that is difficult to achieve through photography alone.

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‘Self-portrait’ (2018) by Tracy Rockwell.

 

Impressionist Art

Impressionism grew out of a 19th-century art movement characterised by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often vibrant, and accentuating the effects of the passage of time), and often just ordinary subject matter. Impressionism originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870’s and 1880’s.

Radicals in their own time, early Impressionists violated the rules of academic painting. They constructed their pictures from freely brushed colours that took precedence over lines and contours. They also painted realistic scenes of modern life, and often painted outdoors. Previously, still lifes and portraits as well as landscapes were usually painted in a studio. The Impressionists found that they could capture the momentary and transient effects of sunlight by painting outdoors. They portrayed overall visual effects instead of details, and used short ‘broken’ brush strokes of mixed and pure unmixed colour, not blended smoothly or shaded as was customary at the time, to achieve an effect of intense vibrant colour.

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‘Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare’ (1877) by Claude Monet.

 

Commissions

Tracy is available for commissions and collaborations, with both properties and portraits making especially fine subjects. If you have a particular project, theme, colour palette, style or size of artwork in mind, please email to discuss your ideas at info@tracyrockwell.com.

Unless otherwise agreed, commissions are generally arranged via email. Tracy can work with you to create a brief for your project that outlines the dimensions, feel, framing and delivery requirements. Both parties sign off on specifications of the brief prior to commencing any commissioned work. A 25% deposit is normally required upon commencement of the piece with the balance due in full prior to delivery.

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‘Devonport Mansion’ (2019) by Tracy Rockwell.

 

Multi-Panelled Works

From time to time, I feature polyptychs, which are great solutions for designers and interior decorators. A polyptych is a work of art that is divided into sections or panels. Specifically, a ‘diptych’ is a two-part work of art; a ‘triptych’ is a three-part work; a tetraptychor quadriptych has four parts; pentaptych five; hexaptych six; heptaptych (or septych in Latin) seven; and octaptych eight parts. Polyptychs typically display one central or main panel that may be the largest of the attachments, while the other panels are called side panels or wings.

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‘The Hazards, Freycinet National Park’ (2019) by Tracy Rockwell [triptych].

 

About The Collections

1. Limited Editions (LE)

The ‘Limited Editions’ collection features works that have been individually selected by the artist for their open composition, the accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities, unusual visual angles with movement yet featuring simple subject matter, as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and are the signature pieces of the Gallery.
-LE’s are printed on Matt Textured fine art paper, warm-white tone with incredible durability and longevity. Crisp and vivid colours and excellent results for all images gives character to digital art (Ilford GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured 220gsm).
-LE’s are strictly limited to the number stated per artwork, relative to the print size.
-LE’s have a white border and are individually stamped ‘TR’, numbered, titled and signed by the artist.
-Purchasers details are recorded for provenance and all ‘LE’s’ come with a ‘Certificate of Authenticity’.
-‘LE’ purchases are shipped FREE anywhere within Australia.

2. General Prints

The range of ‘General Prints’ presents impressionistic works across a wide range of themes, as someone would see them from a glimpse. The works feature mostly bright outdoor scenes without detail, but with vibrant colouring, which have been chosen by the artist for their exceptional attributes.
-General Prints are printed on Smooth fine art paper, matte warm-white tone with incredible durability and longevity. Crisp and vivid colours and excellent results for all images gives character to digital art(Ilford GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured 200gsm).
-Prints in the general collection are unlimited and come with an ‘Artists Warranty’.
-General Prints are stamped ‘TR’ and are printed in-house (up to A3+), without a border.

3. Photographs

The ‘Photograph’ collection features works chosen by the artist for their outstanding clarity, use of light, vibrancy of colour, subject and composition.
-Photographs are printed on industry standard professional photographic paper, perfect for all types of photographs and portraits. Partial gloss and reflection of light with a 90 Year Archival Rating (Ilford GALERIE -Prestige Smooth Pearl 310gsm).
-Photographs are unlimited and come with an ‘Artists Warranty’.
-Photographs are stamped ‘TR’ and are printed in-house (up to A3+), without a border.

4. Posters

Our ‘Posters’ are designed and produced in house and selected for their theme or content, message and by overall design.
-Posters are printed on Smooth fine art paper, matte warm-white tone with durability and longevity. Crisp and vivid colours gives character to digital art (Ilford GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured 200gsm).
-Posters are stamped ‘TR’ and are printed in-house (up to A3+), without a border.

5. Greeting & Post Cards

The all original collection of ‘Greeting & Post Cards’ are selected by the artist for their artistic merit by theme, are a featured component of the Gallery.
-Greeting & Post Cards are printed on Smooth fine art paper, matte warm-white tone with durability and longevity. Crisp and vivid colours gives character to digital art (300gsm Satin Paper).
-Greeting Cards are available by theme in bundles of 10 or 25, printed in house without a border. They come flat packed for efficient writing before folding, comes with a plain white envelope.
-Post Cards are available by theme in bundles of 10 or 25, printed in house without a border.

6. On Sale

The ‘On Sale’ collection consists of Gift Vouchers, Books and other art related merchandise. Items listed in On Sale are specified and priced individually.
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‘Looking North From The Gap’ (2015) by Tracy Rockwell.

 

Framing Options

Frame your purchase for a superb finish with:

Traditional Frames

Design your own custom picture frames with our online framing service. With access to the largest range of framing options in Australia, you’ll be able let your creativity flow and create a bespoke picture frame to suit any piece. Speak to us about framing options such as: Frame Style & Colour; Size, Number and Colour of Matts; and Type of Glass (Clear, Non-Reflective, UV Clear, UV Non-Reflective and Perspex).

Canvas Frames

Treated and primed 100% cotton canvas, featuring a matte finish. Professionally printed on state-of -the-art HP Latex printers in high definition with light fast ink. Stretched onto a 20mm quality pine timber frame. Handcrafted and inspected by our master craftsmen. Delivered ready to hang with approx. weight (excluding packaging) of 1.0kg. Available in portrait or landscape.

Acrylic Frames

We use a high quality, glossy, 4.5mm thick framing grade crystal-clear Acrylic Frame to amplify the depth, vibrance and clarity of your piece. With built in 94% UV resistance it will help maintain the impressive colours for years to come.

Other Frames

When it comes to framing the sky is the limit, so please talk to us if you have a custom framing request like ORNATE (Baroque, Classic, Antique Frames), or SHADOWBOX for framing your selected artwork.
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‘Dedicated To Sun’ (2018) by Tracy Rockwell.

FAQ’s

Care and Maintenance

  • Handle your print only by the edges. The oil from your fingers can affect the PH of the paper and reduce the archival qualities. Fingerprints on dark areas will show up as sheen.
  • Avoid bending your print as a crease will become permanent.
  • When you receive your print, carefully remove all packaging tape as even the smallest piece can find its way onto your print and damage the surface.
  • Keep your print away from moisture, condensation and humidity. Although our inks are water resistant, water can still cause damage. A water drop on the print will be permanently visible even when dry.
  • If possible, allow a few days for your print to breathe and the inks to dry completely before framing.
  • Select only archival (acid-free) frames. Wood frames treated with chemicals or paints can omit harmful gases that can attack the ink and paper.
  • Providing you keep your print free of dust, moisture and direct sunlight, it should last for many years.

Don’t use any sort of cleaning liquid or compound, ever. A static-electricity dusting cloth can be used with a light motion, or a vacuum with a brush attachment can be used gently to remove dust.

If you hang your print away from direct sunlight and keep it away from moisture and dust, your canvas print will last for years and look as stunning as it did on day one.

Construction and Materials

We use the most advanced latex printing technology and inks – the best printing equipment available.

Our giclée prints are museum quality for beautiful colour accuracy, using natural white, matte and ultra smooth archival paper. We use HP pigment archival inks for brilliant, durable colour, on acid and lignin free paper for fade-resistant longevity.

Our giclée prints are delivered rolled in a tube, ready for you to frame and hang. Our canvas prints are delivered stretched across a timber frame and ready to hang with mounting string attached.

All of our canvases are a premium cotton/poly blend with a gsm count of 360. Our canvases are all coated to be protected against UV light, water and dust damage.

We use only the highest quality Australian-made gallery grade materials. Our frames are made from kiln-dried timber and primed to stand the test of time.

Refunds & Returns

Once your artwork arrives, if you’re not happy just contact us. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and so each print comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We understand that when you get your purchase home, it may not look like you thought it would in the space you were thinking of hanging it. Therefore, we offer our customers a 7 day return period on artworks from the time the purchaser receives delivery of their artwork should you change your mind*. In this case, the purchaser must email us their request to return the art.

We fully guarantee our prints during the shipping process, so if yours arrives a little bumped and bruised, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. If your print arrives damaged, just let us know us and we’ll exchange or replace your print for another one of your choice (to the same value).

All that we ask is that the artwork be repackaged as it was when delivered to you, and we will arrange for the work to be picked up and returned. The cost of return shipping will be covered by the purchaser and subtracted from the refunded amount once the art has been delivered to us. If the art is returned in a condition less than when it was sent originally, the purchaser will have the cost subtracted from their refund. If you have any further questions regarding this policy please contact us at…
info@tracyrockwell.com

NB: * The 7 day return period doesn’t apply to Limited Edition prints as these are considered Final Sale due to the nature of the product.

Shipping and Delivery

For Unframed Prints

1. Orders for ‘Limited Editions’ receive FREE shipping Australia wide.

2. A fixed $15 shipping fee is added to orders from the ‘General Prints’, ‘Photographs’ or ‘Poster’ collections to anywhere in Australia.

3. International customers will be provided with a specific shipping quote as orders are received.

For Framed Prints

1. Orders for any ‘framed prints’ will be provided with a specific quote for domestic or international shipping as orders are received.

We ship (nearly) anywhere in the world. Once you reach checkout you’ll be able to see if we ship to your country, or feel free to Contact Us and we’ll let you know.

Unfortunately, we can’t ship to PO boxes as delivery must be to a physical address. We’re more than happy to deliver to your company or work address too.

Unframed works including Limited Editions, General Prints, Photographs and Posters up to A3+ size come packaged in an acid-free clear plastic sleeve with heavy matt board backing and are placed in a rigid mailer for shipping. Posters of A2 or larger are carefully rolled and shipped in a dent-resistant cardboard tube. Rolled works can easily be restretched. For Australian orders that contain prints smaller than 1m x 1m, we generally use Australia Post for delivery. In this case, it may be possible to request that your parcel be picked up from the local Post Office. For International orders and those containing larger prints, we organise courier delivery to your door. Please ensure you include delivery instructions for your parcel in the event that you are not home, as our couriers won’t leave parcels unattended. We print to order and kindly ask that you allow 7-10 days for printing and shipping.

From the moment you click ‘order’ it usually takes between 7-10 business days for delivery.

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