Tracy Hebert was born and raised in Port Allen, Louisiana. Taking art classes at a young age paved the way for her art journey many years later. After raising a family and running a small embroidery & screen printing business for 20 years she decided once again to pick up a paint brush. Watercolor was one of her favorite mediums in high school. She was convinced to enter her work in a local tri-parish art show by a persistent sister-in-law in the fall of 2018. After winning Best of Show, she decided in 2019 to enter several local and international watercolor exhibitions. Tracy is now an associate member of Louisiana Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Art Guild of Louisiana, Southern Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society. Her works have been in the 2019 Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Amplified International Exhibition, 2019 50th Annual River Road Show, Louisiana Watercolor Society 2019 and 2020 International Exhibition. She won 1st place in a judged LWS member show 2019 and 2020, a special mention and e-Certificate, “Best 50” in (Portrait Realism) in the Global Association of Watercolor Artists online contest and an Appreciation award in the Abu Rawash 2019 3rd International Watercolor Contest as top 15 in (Portrait Realism). Currently, painting is a creative outlet that helps relieve the stress of daily life which includes caring for her elderly father who has Alzheimer’s.
At present her paintings tend to be in a realistic style of people “doing real life” things. Animals and their near human-like emotions are another of Tracy’s favorite subjects. She chooses her subjects by taking pictures of the things that inspire her, looking over those photos and the one that makes her look again and again is the one she will sketch and then possibly paint.