The Fine Artist
Tracey Bowes is a professional fine art painter. She has worked exclusively in the creative arts sector, winning awards and working for the finest brands and discerning clients. She is well known for her ideas and enthusiasm for visual language.
She explores meaning, colour and expressive mark making techniques traditionally and digitally. Her work contains a visual narrative which is expertly conveyed. Her career has enabled her to problem solve and create show stopping exhibitions and visuals.
Tracey’s understanding of visual communication was developed during her Graphic Design Career. Tracey has a different way of looking at the world and this has enabled her to stand out and achieve commercial success. Tracey was mentored by Bob Mytton at Mytton Williams Design Consultancy during her Graphic Design degree and she then secured a coveted job in his fast paced studio. The ethos was clever thinking and timeless branding solutions. This grounding enabled Tracey to produce work which was innovative and beautiful. She worked with clients such as Ink Copywriters, KPMG, The Environment Agency, Footprint Handbooks and Bath Spa University. Tracey also worked for the Steers McGillan Design Consultancy where she worked with clients within the arts and education sector, such as The British Museum, The Clore Duffield Foundation, The NSEAD and University College London. It was this experience which propelled Tracey into the Arts Education field.
Tracey’s ability to visually communicate complex ideas has helped her to transform the lives of thousands of young people.
She consistently supported 11-18 year old students to achieve the highest results in the schools where she worked. Her time as a Head of Department at Badminton School allowed her to reach her personal target of producing a cohort whose GCSE results were 100% A*-C and at AS and A Level all students achieved 100% A*-B. As she watched this cohort move on to international arts courses she realised that it was time for her own creative journey to develop further. This venture inspired her to develop her own individual art practice and in October 2019 she left full time teaching.
2002 Awarded with merit as a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers
2003 British Design & Art Direction Student Award Winner - Packaging
2003 Young Creative Network Live Brief Competition Winner - Communication Strategy
2006 New York Festivals Silver World Medal Winner - International Advertising
2006 Fresh Award, Cream Award and Roses Award - Corporate Identity & Creativity
2006 Venice Festival - Highly Commended Design - Print
2008 Teacher of Art during an 'outstanding' department Ofsted inspection - The Castle School
2011 Teacher of Art during an 'outstanding' department Ofsted inspection - Churchill Academy
2015 Identified as an inspiring Head of Department - Observed by Department of Education
2017 - 2019 - Badminton School - students enjoy highest Art and Photography results, Oxbridge entries, scholarships and won international awards.