Tell us about Tracy Finn Fine Art and Stationery. My art practice is more than a business for me, it’s an integral part of who I am. I started taking art lessons at the King Hooper Mansion in the second grade and have been creating ever since. I enjoyed many years as an art teacher before shifting my primary focus to my own work. I strive to make my work accessible to a broad audience by offering a wide range of prices for original work as well as through my stationery and print line. I offer greeting cards, custom invitations, and an annual calendar. The 2024 desk is now available and features some new work that I am incredibly proud of. I love that I have many customers who have never owned an original piece of art but are now collectors of some of my paintings.
What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? “Sometimes no is the right answer”. Just after graduating college, I sold my first large painting to an interior design firm. After purchasing the piece, they asked me to alter some of the colors to match their showroom. I agreed to the request, and it’s a decision I still regret. No matter your business, stay true to your vision and values.
What is your favorite spot in Marblehead? Marblehead has so many beautiful spots, it’s difficult to choose a favorite! I would have to say The Rocks. Stop by the studio and maybe I’ll tell you where that is (maybe!).
What is something people may be surprised to learn about you? After graduating college, I lived in Idaho and worked in a local department store doing merchandise displays. Four years later, I was in Manhattan designing windows at Bloomingdale’s.
Tracy Finn Fine Art & Stationery
Tracy Finn, Artist & Owner
51 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead (by appointment only)