Tracey Leigh Crozier
Bob Ross Certified Oil Painting Instructor®/Professional Artist
Tracey Leigh Crozier is a professional artist and Bob Ross Certified Instructor® for landscape/seascape oil painting. She teaches the alla prima wet-on-wet technique because she likes the idea of being able to complete an oil painting in a few hours without having to wait for each layer to dry.
Over the years Tracey has continued learning different approaches to oil painting with many great artists. She has also trained in Indiana with 2 amazing artists, Steve Ross (Bob Ross’ son) and Dana Jester (Bob Ross’ best friend), furthering her artistic journey. Tracey feels it is important to continue growing as an artist and sharing that knowledge with anyone who wants to learn how to paint with oils using the all prima oil painting method.
In addition to Bob Ross® inspired canvases, Tracey also creates and sells her original artwork, inserting a hidden smile within each painting. If you can find it, her smiley face is a reminder that no matter how tough life gets, someone is always smiling with you.
Creating art can be therapeutic.
Tracey believes art is also therapeutic as it feeds the soul and changes one’s focus for a few hours by playing in a world of colour. It is a safe place where we can transform a blank canvas into a work of art we can look at and say, “Did I do that?” or “I don’t believe I did that!” I firmly believe anyone can paint…all you need is the desire.
Tracey’s oil painting classes have been instrumental as activities at Wellness Retreats for PTSD and Mental Health Awareness, also helping families and loved ones reconnect through the joy of painting together.
In Tracey’s words, ” As a cancer survivor, painting helped express my emotions at times when words couldn’t. I had a 4 yr old who wanted her mom and a husband who wanted his wife back. I was scared and felt so alone and broken, powerless and vulnerable all at the same time, which I hated. I couldn’t put into words what I was feeling, nor could I control what was happening to me. Throughout my recovery, painting soothing nature scenes was my preferred outlet as it enabled me to turn my darkest feelings and thoughts into something light and beautiful. I loved Bob Ross and his happy painting world! Painting gave me hope and I felt so empowered that I wanted to help others work their way through challenging times, which led me to become a Certified Bob Ross Instructor®. I moved my family 4000km from Eastern Canada to Western Canada to be closer to the mountains and share the gift of painting soothing landscapes.”
Tracey has been mesmerized by the sky since she was a child, which is reflected in her paintings along with her deep connection to nature. She encourages everyone to paint along with her and create any happy little sky and landscape they like!
Tracey’s positivity shines through with her patient, understanding demeanour, as well as her free spirited nature full of empathy, non judgement and acceptance.
“Have fun with a wet-on-wet oil painting class for all occasions!”
- Private parties
- Paint & Sip nights or afternoons
- Team Building Events
- Corporate venues
- Painters On The Go 1hour classes
- Public and private 2-3 hour classes
- Group workshops
- Civic organizations
- Independent Senior Living Centers
- Local Meet-Up Groups
- RV Park Activities
- Adult Education Classes
- Church Organization’s Events
- Community Centre Events
- Backyard Plein Air Get Togethers