Tracy Satchwill
Digital Art, Brixham Devon United Kingdom
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Brief Summary
Tracy Satchwill is an artist and illustrator based in Norfolk, with an interest in the study of social history within a contemporary context. She is inspired by a love of historical narratives and figures as well beautiful historical objects such as old-fashioned doorways, architectural flourishes and intricate patterns. Her artwork aims to translate these historical events into artwork sometimes blurring the line between truth and fiction.

Her practice includes digitally collaging original photography with illustration, print and found objects, creating playful and theatrical collages. The costumes, props and scenes are created piece-by-piece, giving a unique process to her colourful work. She is interested in theatre and a majority of her models are amateur actors.

The artist's subjects include Marie Antoinette, Agatha Christie, Medieval church, vintage travel, Kings and Queens of England and women in British history.

Satchwill was recently involved in a public art project - Magna Carta Women which was funded by the Arts Council and Royal Holloway University and toured England during 2015. She has also been involved in commissions and recently illustrated the front cover of the Women's Institute magazine, which celebrated their centenary. In 2012 she illustrated and co-published a mystical book A Mermaid's Melody. Her work has also been showcased in publications including Aesthetica Creative Works and AOI Images 35 and has been interviewed for various regional publications.

Satchwill's work has been featured in various exhibitions across the UK, Europe and America. In 2010 after completing her degree in illustration she was invited by The Courtaulds Institute of Art to join Exhibitionism: The Art of Display exhibition at Somerset House. Her Agatha Christie collection has received a wide response and has toured America including Empire State Building in New York and the famous Art Deco Hotel at Burgh Island, Devon. She was also invited to exhibit at Young Masters exhibition at Sphinx Fine Art Gallery, which features artist whose work is inspired by old masters. Her work has also been shown at the Science Museum, Old Truman Brewery, Orleans House Gallery and recently the prestigious Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London. Her work has been held in private and public collections and recently acquired by Royal Holloway University of London.

Satchwill has been a visiting lecturer at South Devon and Kingsbridge colleges, discussing her art career and process as well as taking Photoshop workshops and has also given talks on her various projects including Magna Carta Women.
2015 Commissioned by Arts Council to create Magna Carta Women art project
2015 Illustrated WI Life magazine cover
2013 Designed a series of book covers for notebooks
2013 Designed a series of vintage travel posters of the coastal towns of the English Riviera entitled A Ticket to Devon.
2013 Designed a range of vintage greeting cards, pocket mirrors and prints.
2012 Designed a range of merchandise - A Melange of Mermaids includes greeting cards, glass domes, postcards, pocket mirrors and prints.
2012 Self-published fully-illustrated book A Mermaid's Melody with author Rachel Swain

Professional Experience
Tracy Satchwill, (b. 1968, UK) | 07801 341122 | | 

2010 BA (Hons) Illustration, Upper Second Class Honours, University of Plymouth
2007 BTEC National Award Art & Design, Distinction, South Devon College

2015 Magna Carta Women tour, Guildhall Art Gallery, Royal Holloway University of London,
Brunel University, Sarum College, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Surrey History Centre & other venues

2014 A World of Murder & Mayhem, Haddon Galleries, Torquay
2013 A Ticket to Devon, Nicky Stevenson Gallery, Brixham
2013 Agatha, a life of ladders and snakes, Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea
2012 Victims, Suspects and Murderers, Kitchen Gallery, Cockington
2012 Truth or Fallacy, Harbour House, Kingsbridge
2011 Women to Remember, Greenway National Trust, Greenway
2010 Agatha Christie, a life of ladders and snakes, Torre Abbey, Torquay

2015 Spotlight, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
2014 The New Georgians, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond
2014 Delamore Arts, Cornwood, Ivybridge
2013 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2012/3 Art at the Top, Empire State Building, New York
2012 Young Masters Exhibition & Auction, Rupert Cavendish Antiques, London
2012 Slick Brussels, Wild Gallery, Brussels
2012 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Evolution, London
2012 Art Wynwood, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami
2012 London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2012 Art Palm Beach, County Convention Center, Palm Beach
2011 Life as Theatre, Mint Hotel, Westminster, London
2011 The Affordable Art Fair North, Hampstead Heath, London
2011 Young Masters, The Sphinx Fine Art Gallery, London
2011 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Evolution, London
2011 Works on Paper, Science Museum, London
2010 Young Masters Revisited, The Old Truman Brewery, London
2010 New Blood, The Old Truman Brewery, London
2010/1 Exhibitionism: The Art of Display, Somerset House, London
2009 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

Cover Image: WI Life Magazine, Issue. 70, September 2015
Article: My Magna Carta Tribute, My Weekly, July 2015
Article: This Woman’s Work, Devon Life, March 2015
Article: Capturing History in my Garden, English Riviera magazine, October 2014
Article: Beat chats with artist Tracy Satchwill, Beat Magazine, February 2014
Article: Take Art, Places Magazine, January 2014
Image: Exeter Living, April 2013
Image: Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2012, Aesthetica Publishing 2011
Image: Images 35 Best of British Illustration 2011, AOI Publication 2011
Catalogue: Distance and Illusion, Exhibitionism: The Art of Display catalogue, 2010

Royal Holloway University of London
Works held in private collections in UK and Australia

2013/4 Guest Lecturer, Kingsbridge College, Devon
2013 Workshop Instructor, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
2011/3 Guest Lecturer, South Devon College, Paignton
2010/3 Workshop Instructor, Create Workshops, Devon

2014 Arts Council England grant
2015 Royal Holloway University grant 
Awards and Recognition
2014/5 Commissioned by Arts Council to create Magna Carta Women art project
December 2011 Shortlisted for Aesthetica Creative Works Magazine
September 2011 AOI Images 35, 'the utimate jury-selected sourcebook for illustration in the UK'
October 2010 Contest of the month, Museum of Digital Art, New York

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