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


Wandelpad #2

Wandelpad #2

© Tracy Algar, Wandelpad 2. Oil on canvas, 30 x 20 cm.Wandelpad #2 is a plein air painting that I painted on the Stanford Wandelpad in spring last year I'd been anticipating this painting outing for a while. I'd scouted the location, checked the weather forecast...

Goodbye 2021 + a giveaway

2021... what on earth was that? It's been a beast of a year! But that's not what I'm going to reflect on here. There have been silver linings, and I have much to be grateful for. I'm happy to report that art sales were up this year compared to last year. Fingers...

Wandelpad #1

Wandelpad #1

At the time I started painting this little Stanford landscape, I was walking this path daily. It's a few month's later as I post this here, and my Wandelpad walks have slacked off a bit. The past few months have been a time of tumultuous change, something I apparently...