I am currently working in watercolor, which allows me to achieve the diaphanous layers of color that are necessary to set the mood for the series of paintings I am working on. I also often work in acrylics and mixed media. My background in art history has left me fascinated with religious symbolism and iconography and this is a constant thread in my art.
My recent work is inspired by the concepts of aging, decay, and the possibility of living forever. There is always a spiritual element in my pieces as well as a personal one. I strive to entangle the viewer in an emotion and draw them into the art work.
Tracy DiTolla graduated from William Paterson University with a BA in Art History; she studied studio art as her minor. She has an MA in Art History from Montclair University. Tracy works in various mediums but is currently focusing on watercolor and installation pieces.
There are several recurring themes in Tracy’s work including alcoholism, mental illness, the diversity of religions and meditation. She is currently a full time lecturer at Warren County Community College, online adjunct at Southern New Hampshire University and co-organizer of Art & Music Event, a yearly group show in Oakland, which promotes the arts in New Jersey. You can see more of her work at www.tracyditolla.com.