Episode 2. Tracey English

Updated: Jul 22

The second episode of Making Your Way is an interview with illustrator, collage artist and surface pattern designer, Tracey English.

Tracey lives in South West London, her work is an explosion of colour texture and detail and with so much story telling woven into each scene and character that she creates.

It doesn’t surprise me at all that Tracey herself is a natural story teller and so engaging to listen to and chat with. I recorded this interview with Tracey a couple of months ago when the weather was still a bit grey and dull here in the UK and after our call I felt truly lifted by her description of her work and the places she hopes to travel to.

Tracey really embodies her work, while we were chatting (I record all of my podcasts via zoom), she was sat in the most wonderful room with her colourful, vibrant work around her and pieces of painted paper and brushes all around, I really felt like I was sat with her and sharing in a piece of her world. I hope you enjoy the conversation and that you can imagine joining us in that space to learn more about Tracey, her journey, her process and her work.

It never fails to amaze me how the art that people create often really is a reflection of themselves, their dreams and their journey. When Tracey spoke about her market stall and her travel daydreams you can’t help but picture the vibrancy, the hustle and bustle and most of all the colour that she conjures up. Then when you look at her beautiful art work you just know where that comes from.

This conversation was so ,much fun and so inspiring.

You can follow Tracey on Instagram - @TraceyEnglish

or check out her Etsy Shop HERE or find Tracey's website at All images are copyright owned by Tracey English

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