Tracy Manford Carlson was born and raised in Texas, and the natural beauty and scenic diversity of the American Southwest can be seen throughout her work. Her dramatic representations of everyday life highlight the beauty in the ordinary world, and her passion for turning forgotten places into fine art is what sets her work apart.
“My grandmother taught me that everyone is worth knowing, and I take that sentiment to heart in my photography as well. There’s nothing dull or ordinary in the world that cannot be made extraordinary! I strive to help people to take a second look at the world around them and realize that there is beauty in everything. I want to introduce people to places they’ve never seen and reintroduce them to places that they have forgotten.”
Tracy has shown at multiple galleries around the country and sold to a variety of clients, including private businesses, interior designers, and everyday art lovers looking to bring a splash of color into their homes. Her work has appeared in Houston Press, Houston Chronicle, Houston: It’s Worth It — Ike, and even George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Tracy’s photos were recently licensed by Disney and featured in the set design of CBS’sCriminal Minds. She’s also published two books, Roadtripping Texas and Roadtripping Texas 2010, that collect some of her best shots from around the state. Tracy is very proud to donate her art to and serve on the board of the Hoof Prints and Heart Beats Organization, providing free equine therapy to children and adults with special needs.