About Tracee Badway:
As a child Tracee Badway held a surprising skill for the art of looking and recreating. Always excelling in the arts she became recognized for her skills throughout her youth. Attending Wheaton North High School she eventually was advised by her instructors to pursue a career in the field of Art.
in 2003 Tracee enrolled in the American Academny of Art to perfect her Fundamentals, absorb the works of revolutionary artists that helped shape the world of art today. Finding her most challenging of medium Oils, she chose this as her major. Finding love and expression in anatomy and portraiture she challenged herself throughout the undergrad program to obtain her Bachelors of Fine art degree in 2007 specializing in oils.
Tracee has shown in Galleries and business across Chicago including MBK Studios, Bill Parks Gallery, the Chicago Artists’ Coalition and The Ravenswood Health Center. She painted the “Thank You Sponsors” globe in the Cool Globes Project in the summer of 2007. This was a collaborative projecy to inform the public on the horrific reality of Global Warming and educate them on how to prevent further damage. Her most recent projects include large scale commissions including public street paintings for TBS, The Art Therapy Connection, Chicago Loop Alliance, Nalco, Navistar, and Critical Mass. She is also immersed in numerous private commissions including portraits, sidewalk art, live art, illustrations, as well as large scale murals.
Tracee badway is not only a Chicago Fine Artist, she is also a private painting instructor. She has been teaching for four years across Chicago and teaches all age groups. Her latest endeavors include a “Reflection” painting series focusing on bright, detailed, vintage patterns and reflective surfaces. Tracee is available for private commissions. Visit her website at www.traceebadway.com
About “Pick Up The Pieces”
I wanted to create an interesting cohesive design including patterns, repitition and bright colors. Seeinf as the sculpture is a large golf balls I thought a plaid pattern would be interesting; reflecting the pring often seen on golfers on courses. The other element to my design is jumbo sized puzzle pieces. I will be molding and sculpting each puzzle piece individually, and depending on time and budget real puzzle pieces may also be incorporated in the design. The medium I will be using is the available paint colors and supplies as well as plaster to build up certain sections of the sculpture in order to create a 3D effect. The Ronald McDonald House Charities influcened my choice of subject matter and color schemes. The plaid pattern/design will be warm colors such as red, orange and yellow. As a compliment and to add some balance, hints of blue and purple will be hand-painted in. I want to make the actual golf ball peeking through a very glossy white much like a true real life golf ball. All in all the design will structurally be sounds, waterproof as well as a visially stimulating and a conversation piece.