Gold Coast local and artist extraordinaire Tracie Eaton has hit the ground running in recent months, making an impressive impact in the United States. Not only has her work gained national recognition, she can now start calling herself an artist to the stars with her artwork being inserted into the 2019 Golden Globe and Oscars gift bags.

Tracie is committed to bringing Australian art to the rest of the world. Australia is known for musicians and actors however, Tracie wants to expand people’s awareness to the visual arts that are created in Australia. Her aim is to achieve this through showcasing the beauty of Australia through the use of colours, textures and the abstract landscapes inspired by our country – or painting with purpose as she calls it. “My focus is to connect with Australian ambassadors and celebrities, in particular Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth. I feel they are brilliant advocates for Australia so it would be a great fit to work together and continue to encourage the visibility of Australian arts – in all forms,” said Tracie.

Tracie gained this opportunity when she was provided the contact of one of the Directors of Celebrity and Hollywood Gifting. There are only two Australian artists that have had the opportunity of their art being in these gift bags and Tracie is one of them. “I was interested in part because of the exclusivity of this. Following the company reviewing me, my brand and of course my work, we agreed to work together. All artwork is now in the US. We find out a couple days after each award ceremony who has received the gifts and that’s very exciting!”

Tracie Eaton has created a very specific range of artwork to go in these gift bags, with one practical consideration being size, both for freighting of product and of course to fit within the swag bag they are given. As such, the Petite Range of Tracie Eaton Originals was born. “The pieces are all inspired by life on the Gold Coast. I want them to feel a little of what living in such a stunning, cool place feels like – Aussie style.”

This year Tracie was offered a spot in the 2019 Logies and the 2019 Emmys. She has been selling internationally for nine years. The Tracie Eaton brand donates funds from art sales to Support the Girls charity which supports women in need following domestic violence, abuse, financial crisis and homelessness.

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