Tracey Coverley is a fulltime artist based in Whaley Bridge on the edge of the Peak District. Trained in the 80’s at Loughborough College of Art, she studied Fine Art and specialised in painting. However, after quitting a long career on the railway to pursue her passion of creating, Tracey took an alternative path and is now working with textiles as her preferred medium.
Self-taught in this field, Tracey has spent the last four years exploring various techniques and often unwittingly breaks with convention to develop her own visual language.
She predominantly produces textile portraiture; her subject matter often derives from classic cinema and pop culture. Being a lifelong fan of British cinema has influenced her approach causing her to focus on tonal variation above colour. Limiting her palette leads to largely monochrome works reflecting the drama of black and white cinema and press photography.
Tracey’s work is often misinterpreted as drawn or printed works therefore, it needs to be viewed in the flesh to realise the textural and sculptural qualities achieved within a ‘flat’ plane.
A proud member of S.E.W. (Society for Embroidered Work) because ‘Stitched Art is Art’