Webmaster Tracy Dupuis Roland
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I was born in a large stone mansion in Michigan, between Chicago and Detroit. I grew up in the Midwest. My dad painted. My mom danced, drank a lot of coffee and loved chocolate! My life as an artist was determined early on!
After high school I moved away from home to attend a private design school on a talent scholarship where I majored in Illustration, Graphic Design, and Advertising.
This was an incredible time of growth for me! So many difficult choices to be made. How was I going to survive as an artist and female in a turbulent, divided society? This was during the Vietnam conflict. Marches, protest, violence. On a personal level there was heartache and war in the hearts of youth, thinking we were leading the world to peace. The paintings I create began long ago and even now breathe a longing for a peaceful existence. They are ignited by fires of memory and painted with something close to joy.