Tracy Beattie is a self taught artist living on Northern Ireland's famous North Coast. Within a gull's swoop of the Giant's Causeway and a crab's scuttle of Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, she is inspired by the rugged beauty and soaring seagulls around her.
Tracy's preferred painting medium is acrylic, with which she enjoys capturing the fun and whimsical nature of life on the coast. She also likes to incorporate items she finds washed up on the beach; items which have been discarded by man and ended up in the sea, where they have been shaped and worn by years amongst the waves, before finally washing up on the beaches. She loves to work with driftwood, sea pottery, roof slate and brick which she finds on the beaches, giving a second life to forgotten treasures.
Tracy has recently designed a range of products for two of her favourite National Trust sites - the Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.