Canadian Artist, Steve Tracy grew up in Northern California. He filtered anything traumatic into his drawing or creativity, making things into which he could escape. Later, Steve was inspired by all the freedom of discovery during the cultural revolutions of the sixty and seventies. Having lived in Hollywood, he moved to San Francisco – where he became a member of The San Francisco Artist Guild, and later moved to SOHO (New York City). Steve’s work has been a reflection of his experiences, surroundings and advice from the many highly revered artists with whom he has studied.
After attending the School of Visual Art in New York City, Steve moved to Denver and graduated from the Art Institute. He studied at the Arts Student League of Denver as well as printing at the Kala Institute in Berkeley, California. Steve taught art at the Foothills Art Center and other local cultural centers. After moving to California, he exhibited paintings in small galleries, museums and restaurants along with working in film. Eventually, Steve was led into painting all his canvases with a red background as a solution to achieve an atmospheric condition in the sky. After a while, he began to increase the temperature to a bright red. This raucous red excited him as he began to paint the cool landscapes. The blues and greens of normal landscapes became alive. The cool colors took on a whole new presence. The eye would begin to "FLASH" as the aperture of the iris would contract or dilate on the cool or hot color.
Steve's work hangs in some of the most famous locations in the world. He now lives with his family in London, Ontario.