Tracy Hall is an award-winning artist based in Scotland. Tracy specialises in everything from flowers to wildlife. She is both an illustrator and detours into miniature art whenever she can.
Tracy works work exclusively in watercolour, both transparent and opaque, which, she says, suits her versatility. Tracy works from work from life, photographs and imagination; all three of which are often found in one single painting. Tracy relishes painting all the small details which evoke those memories of people, objects and places from the past.
The Village Shop by Tracy Hall is another fine of example of her amazing watercolour technique. The image is set in a small store that carries all types of merchandise a housemaker might need from apples to stamps. The owners of the store are behind the counter; one tending to the grocery needs of one customer and the other to another clients need for stamps. Not only could you buy stamps it still also possible to set up a savings account at the Post Office; a feature that survives today in UK Post Offices.The young boy is drawn to the Dinkie toy cars that used to be widely carried and were the pride and joy of any schoolboy's toy collection.
Anybody familiar with the UK high street in any small village or suburbs from the 50's or 60's would be entirely familiar with this type of shop rendered with such loving detail by Tracy.