Tracey Coverley

Location: Whaley Bridge   /  Genre: Textile and stitch

Artist Statement

Tracey Coverley is a fulltime artist based in the Peak District.
She studied Fine Art at Loughborough, training as a painter in the late ‘80s. However, she is currently working with fabric and thread as her preferred medium. Self-taught in this field, Tracey has spent the last eight years exploring various techniques, often unwittingly breaking with convention to develop her own visual language. She predominantly produces textile portraiture; subject matter often deriving from classic cinema and pop culture. Limiting her palette leads to largely monochrome works reflecting the drama of black and white cinema and press photography. Recently her palette has included colour, and her subject matter has broadened but ultimately, she still considers her work as portraiture.
Often misinterpreted as drawn or printed, her work needs to be viewed in the flesh to realise the textural and sculptural qualities achieved within a ‘flat’ plane.

Venue Information

Handmade in Horwich End
9 Lower Macclesfield Road
Whaley Bridge
SK23 7DD

Located approx. 50m from the crossroad and only set of traffic lights in Whaley Bridge. There is no parking in the immediate vicinity so walking using our local trail map is advisable. Look out for the hippo outside!