Happy Valley, Australia

Tracy Chaplin is an artist with a focus on illustration and is the creative mind behind the label ‘Gretel Girl’. She returned to art, operating from her home studio in 2010, after having taking time to enjoy full-time motherhood. Since then, Tracy has been involved in several exhibitions, while also selling & exhibiting her work in various shops and galleries around Australia. She regularly travels interstate showing & selling her work at large art & design markets. Working now as a full-time artist, Tracy creates illustrations, paintings and custom portraits in many formats and often focusses on the use of reclaimed materials.

  • Joined: May 2010


OMG.... Overwhelmed...

To those who have recently purchased some of my work…. I thank you. / I am so, so grateful. / Overwhelmed. / Happy. / Its not about the profits (but money in the bank is nice), it is knowing that someone likes my work, wants my work. / I thank you. I enjoyed creating it. / x Trace
Posted about 6 years – 2 comments

Alice In Wonderland

I’m a bit of a Tim Burton fan & was excited to see one of his latest movies recently. I was definitely not disappointed…it was brilliant. To sum it up, it was a story of identity & purpose & destiny. A girl entered a world where her identity was questioned by others & she even found herself questioning it. But there was an amazing strength in her & she was forced o…
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Domestic Doll

I was about 8 years old, standing at the kitchen sink in my Modbury North home. My exact words were “I want to be a house wife when I grow up”. Even as I type it now, laughter gurgles up inside me! The concept of washing, sewing, cleaning, cooking, darning & organising was extremely appealing to me then. / Domestic Goddess… I am not. I do my best, but there are always more i…
Posted over 6 years – 1 comments

First Sale! aaaahhhhhhhhh!

It was never really about making a stack of cash…. After a tad of a breakdown at the beginning of the year, I found time to start drawing again. My little drawings were accompanied with words and the Gretel Girl Draws blog was born. / I fell in love with the Red Bubble community… within an hour of first uploading some of my simple little drawings I had a dozen comments from you lovely…
Posted over 6 years – 4 comments
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