18th February 2021
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to acknowledge the accomplishments of internationally acclaimed artist Tracy Thomas from Fishing Point. Tracy's art adorns walls all over the world. Most notably her art was reproduced on the side of an 11-storey building in Dubai's shopping precinct after she became a recipient of the International Emerging Artist Award. Tracy has adopted a modern approach to engaging art-lovers through documenting the creation of her works on social media platforms. In fact, she often sells her art to viewers before it's even finished. Her work has been published in multiple art books, news articles and has even featured on Bargain Mansions US TV Show on HGTV. She has received several prestigious awards, including winning the 2020 Lake Macquarie Artist and Creator Award. Tracy creates her works in a contemporary abstract and impressionist style, and says that she aims to lift and inspire and to create calm, peace and interest within those who view her art. She has done her community proud with the quality of her work and her achievements, and I congratulate her on those efforts.
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