Artist Tracy Wisehart-Plaisance

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Tracy Wisehart-Plaisance is a self-taught artist from La Grange, Missouri, now living in Cut Off, Louisiana; she moved “down the bayou” twenty-five years ago with her husband, Toby, while he was in the Army. Tracy’s family includes her husband, four children, five Jack Russell Terriers, and a full yard of free range chickens!
            Della Mae Wisehart, Tracy’s grandmother, always kept Big Chief paper pads and pencils around her house and encouraged her to draw everything that caught her eye. Even at a young age, Tracy always expressed her love for life through the bristles of her brush. She paints in a similar style as Claude Monet, “impressionism.”  Although she’s made her living as an artist using all mediums, Plein-Air is her passion. Tracy’s high school art teacher, Mrs. Jane Barton Greene, was another huge influence to her. Mrs. Greene helped instill the basic drawing and painting techniques. Another huge influence, Jo Ann Williams Walker of Panama City, Florida, changed Tracy’s life in a matter of three days. Tracy attended a one-on-one workshop  in Jo Ann’s studio. The workshop covered color mixing and composition. Little did Tracy know, Jo Ann was pulling Tracy out of  a rut she didn’t know she was in. Tracy’s true love for impressionism was born and she began studying and practicing the style as much as she possibly could. Jo Ann suggested my next teacher should be Guido Frick from Constance, Germany. Guido is a student of Sergei Bongart, a Russian master painter. Guido’s paintings tell a story—watching him paint in plein aire is mesmerizing. It is easy to forget about time while in Guido’s classes and demos. In October of 2013, Guido traveled down to
Bayou Lafourche to spend a week with Tracy to experience the culture Southern Louisiana holds. Guido and [...]

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