Craig Tracy’s Body Art – Prepare to be stunned!
Settle your self in and get ready to be amused by one of the most amazing body painters your eyes have ever seen. The culprit’s name is Craig Tracy and his work leaves me speechless and you will most likely follow.
Born and Raised in New Orleans La, USA, Craig Tracy has always been an artist. Craig credits New Orleans with its authentic and vibrant culture as a significant factor in what is at the heart of his passion, creativity and bliss. His family’s photo album is filled with images that captured moments of the family members ritually painting each others faces for Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras is perhaps the largest costumed celebration or carnival in the world where individuality and self adornment are considered standard practice.
Craig’s early years were filled with drawings and paintings of idealized love and beauty. He continued to expand his artistic horizons well into his teen years and at fifteen he received his first airbrush as a gift from his parents. Airbrushing would become the technique that would dominate his next twenty years of painting.
A graduate with honors from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Craig was a professional Freelance Illustrator by the age of twenty. This period of work dealt primarily with Airbrush Illustration for advertising agencies and editorial publishing houses. Six years later he retired from Illustration altogether to venture back into painting murals, t-shirt designs and just about anything and everything possible.
It was this regained freedom to paint for both himself and other individuals on a limitless variety of surfaces again, that lead him to his inclusion of faces and then full bodies. Craig was at this point feverishly enthralled with the idea of becoming a fine art Bodypainter. He researched by searching, or rather surfing the web with a renewed passion that surprised even him! He also started collecting Bodypainted images from other artists that he respected and admired. Considered a cornerstone in Bodypaintings progressive movement, today Craig Tracy Bodypaints exclusively as well he owns and operates the very first art gallery in the world dedicated to fine art Bodypainted images. The gallery allows even the most seasoned art collectors and novices alike to see and experience first hand what Bodypainting is ultimately capable of expressing.