Tracy Miller
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tracy Miller could paint animals in the normal shades of color, but why follow the norm when vivid hues are so fun? Her paintings start out in a most unexpected way, painting an all-over colored tone to start. Twisting and turning, her underpainting begins to evolve from an abstract to a visual haiku of black lines and swirling colors. She wants people to see that animals have their place in this world as the unique creatures that they are. She feels the bright colors and expressions in their faces help people connect to them in a very primal way. Much like her animals, Tracy loves to be in the outdoors; hiking is one of her favorite activities. She is also a fan of road trips, “especially taking back roads where you can discover unique out-of-the-way experiences,” she says. Fun fact: Years ago when Tracy was still a fiber artist, she was featured on HGTV's Crafters Coast to Coast.

Artist and Customer Comments

Tracy Miller 1/16/2016 | 8:34 PM

It's been a great winter so far with UGallery! People are discovering my work and I'm very excited about that! I'm pleased to announce that my painting Bulldog Ben is being featured in the Cheap Joe's art supply catalog for 2016! I was chosen from among thousands of submissions for this honor! UGallery sold Bulldog Ben just last month, congrats to the collector, your painting is getting across the country!

Tracy Miller 5/26/2015 | 3:13 PM

Hi, I'm Tracy Miller and I am brand new to UGallery and very excited to be getting my paintings out to new collectors! I've been an artist all my life. Animals have always been a passion of mine and I paint them in very bold brush strokes and bright colors. I hope to bring a smile on the collectors face and color and joy into their homes!


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.


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I just can't get over the faces that pugs make! This one has such a look of surprise and his eyes were ready to pop! 

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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