In 1998, Tracey Mae Mixon began doing graphite portraits of friends and family members. She then began researching her African-American culture and heritage and depicting the findings in her drawings and paintings. Within two years, she began showing work in local galleries, bookstores, restaurants and coffee shops. Tracey went on to study watercolor with mentor Maisi Sirois where she discovered her personal style and began developing the Legasi (legacy) of Color Series. Because of its success, Tracey then began pursuing her art education at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX where she earned her BA minor in art and is currently pursuing a MFA at the Academy of Art University located in San Francisco, California.

As time passes and history is made, it is exciting to try and capture a special moment of life in a painting. It might be inspired by an earth-shaking event or just an ordinary daily experience. More often it comes as a result of looking for something meaningful to say about life as it is today by painting a picture of it. I have a passion for painting, and a ongoing desire to master the never-ending possibilities that are inherent in making art. I hope to express a mood or tell a story that will grab and hold your attention and make you want to see more.


2013 MFA Fine Art Academy of Art University (in progress)
2009 BA Art St. Edwards University
2009 St. Edwards University, Finalist Senior Show
Solo Exhibitions
2002 Legasi Of Color Series, 5 Barnes and Nobles, Austin, Texas
2003 Legasi Of Color Series, Healing Arts Gallery, Georgetown, Texas
2003 Legasi Of Color Series, Williamson County Cultural Art Museum, Georgetown, Texas
Group Exhibitions
2001 Art in Black and White, Williamson County Art Guild Gallery, Georgetown, TX,
2001 Deborah Peacock Gallery, Austin, TX
2001 Old Settler’s Art Festival, Round Rock, TX
2001 Mitchie’s Fine Black Art and Gifts Gallery, Austin, TX
2002 Carol Wolf’s Underground Masterpieces Gallery, Georgetown, TX
2004 Framer’s Gallery, Georgetown, TX
2009 Stinger Studios, Georgetown, TX

2011 George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, Austin, TX


Lucas Adams, “Local Talent,” The Sunday Sun, Williamson County, February 18, 2001
Rachelle Rouse, Austin Downtown Arts Magazine, April, 2001 cover
Rachelle Rouse, Austin Downtown Arts Magazine, June, 2001 cover
Ginger Crowles, “Next Best Thing” Austin American Statesman, August 16, 2002
Joe Hanneken, The Sunday Sun, Williamson County, September 29. 2002
Andy Sharpe, The Sunday Sun, Williamson County, June 22, 2011


Dr. and Mr Grant-Jennings, Family Portrait, Watercolor
Dr. and Mrs Ramsey, Blues man series, Watercolor
Mr. J Swain, Memorial portrait of wife, 3 of Legasi of Color Series
Dr. and Mrs. S. Benold, Family portraits, oil
Williamson County EMS, Retirement Portrait
St. Helen’s Catholic Church, live art performance, Jesus Portrait
Church of the Harvest, Portrait, 2 murals, live art performance

Gallery Representation

Mitchie’s Fine Black Art and Gifts Gallery, Austin, TX (2001-2002)
Carol Wolf’s Underground Masterpieces, Georgetown, TX (2002-2004)
Stinger Studio, Georgetown, TX (2010-present)