Hi. I’m Tracy Algar.

I live and work in the breathtakingly beautiful village of Stanford in the Overberg region of South Africa.

My tools of choice are a 4B pencil and cartridge paper for sketching, and oil paint and hog bristle brushes for painting.

I love painting outdoors, from life.

In my current series I am following the threads that connect me to this landscape, and weaving new ones to solidify the bond.

Tracy Algar - South African Landscape Artist

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Acrylic Landscape Painting: Forest #1

Acrylic Landscape Painting: Forest #1

© Tracy Algar, Forest 1. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 30 x 30cm.I have a new weekly ritual with a friend. We go for a walk in a forest, then we spend a couple of hours painting, or in her case, drawing in her sketchbook. It's fantastic to be in a forest during the...

My 100 Day Project Plan (the warm-up)

My 100 Day Project Plan (the warm-up)

It's my second time around with The 100 Day Project and there is no doubt that I need a better plan than last year. I like to think I learned a thing or two last year, when I made it to around day 30 before skidding to a dead halt. Here are the lessons I took away...

New Painting: Kleinrivier #1

New Painting: Kleinrivier #1

© Tracy Algar, Kleinrivier #1. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm.My favourite view of the KleinrivierI live closer to the river now than I did before. The quickest, easiest place to get to to sketch and paint river views is at the bottom of King Street. What I love about this...

Art Sessions at Egret & the Owl in Stanford

Art Sessions at Egret & the Owl in Stanford

I'm very excited to be offering various Art Sessions at Egret & the Owl Book Cafe in Stanford from February 2022. The first four sessions will be botanically inspired drawing and markmaking (with a little bit of painting too).Botanically Inspired Drawing and Mark...

Up The Lane, a Stanford village view

Up The Lane, a Stanford village view

Up The Lane, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cmExploring a Stanford village viewThis Stanford village view is a bit different, not featuring the mountains, but a delightful view all the same.There's a cut through from one road to another, between Mariana's house and the space...