ROCKPORT — Rockport artist Ann Tracy has created a special piece of digital art that she is offering for sale and 50% of the price will be donated to United Help Ukraine, a nonprofit charity in Kyiv.  The print, 9 x 12 inches on archival paper printed in her studio with archival, pigment inks, is $20. People wanting to support this effort can either email anntracy51@gmail.com or call 207-233-5230.

“I wanted to keep the price of the prints very affordable,” Tracy said. “I truly believe that every little bit helps in raising money to help the people of the Ukraine, who are victims of the Russian war machine and the insane delusions of Putin.”

Although Tracy has only lived in the Midcoast region since June 2021, she has lived in the Portland area since 2011, when she, her husband, dog and cats moved back to the East Coast after more than 20 years in Northern California. Tracy grew up in Fryeburg and Cape Neddick before her family moved south to Massachusetts and then west to Colorado, where she met her husband.

She is a member of the Knox County Arts Society, Meetinghouse Arts Gallery (Freeport) Union of Maine Artists, Monotype Guild of New England, and Professional Women Photographers (N.Y.). She is also a retired journalist who blogs at anntracy.blogspot.com.

Tracy’s fine art has been exhibited from Japan to Maui to New York City to Spain and Budapest, Hungary.  She was a 2014, 2015 and 2016 finalist in the Julia Margaret Cameron competition and was invited to exhibit at the 3rd Photographic Biennale in Malaga, Spain 2014, as well as the Berlin Foto Biennial 2016. In 2003, her work “Stop” was included in the catalog of the “Violence Against Women” exhibition, Group 78 Amnesty International, Tokyo, Japan. Her digital paintings “The Power of Romania Lies in its Artists” and “Message 3” were juried into the 2010 and 2008 editions of “American Art Collector.”  She presented a creativity workshop to feature writers at the Sacramento Bee newspaper in 2008. Tracy also worked as an art expert for KVIE CH 6 (PBS Sacramento) for the 2010 Art Auction and was featured in Sacramento Magazine in November 2010 (sacmag.com/media/Sacramento-Magazine/November-2010/City-Sketch-Ann-Tracy/).