Tracy McGovern

Visual Art


The old Leith Theatre


All festival

Selected Artist

Supported by Morven Macrae and Garvald Edinburgh.

Tracy has a keen interest in people, and having overcome challenges in her life understands the difficulties and joys life brings. It could be interpreted that her personal experiences inform the nuanced expressions and gestures of the ‘folk’ she paints.

Tracy imbues the people she paints with individuality and character. Despite her bold simple style she conveys deep emotions, often depicting vulnerability and resilience at the same time in her work. Tracy will show a selection of her paintings of ‘good old Scottish folk’. These ‘folk’ will fill the space with joy and empathy.

When viewers experience Tracy’s work they connect with the people in them and a protective quality is often awakened in the viewer which can be quite profound.

”I want to show my paintings to people. I want them to see my work. It is very important” – Tracy McGovern

Garvald Edinburgh support people with a range of different abilities and disabilities to develop their skills in a warm, supportive, creative environment.