Tracy a native of San Diego raised in Ocean Beach and now a resident of Imperial Beach.
Kelly's Art interest began as a child during the 1970's his family owned The Herb Store in Ocean Beach CA. where
Kelly had the unique opportunity to meet, assist and work with artists from around the world in a variety of mediums.
Kelly is a multi talented tradesman in Auto restoration, Aircraft Fabrication, Marine Coatings and his latest accomplishment
CA Real Estate Sales Agent.
In the mid 80's Kelly was recognized
as the 3rd generation of Tracy's to become an aerospace mold maker/fabricator.
Kelly is also Certified in Flame Sprayed Protective Coatings, Powder Coating, Production Painting, Corrosion Control
and Structural Welding.
Titles held: Supervisor, Team Leader, Instructor and Safety Officer.
Kelly Tracy has been called a jack-of all trades master of some and admired by his peers for his accomplishments.
One of Kelly's passions are Immortalizing the human form by direct impression Body Molding creating Life Casting
Sculptures with Faux finished Hydro Stone, Cold Cast Bronze and Pewter.
1999 Welding / Metal Sculpture: Nestor Cervantes
1999 Apprenticed Glass Blown Art: Bill Kasper
1999 Body Molding / Life Casting: Philip Hitchcock
1998 Faux Rock / Sculptural Water features: Eider De'Mello
1979 Wood & Stone Sculptural Techniques: John Inhoff
1977 Lost Wax Casting Method of Fine Jewelry: Frank Cipriani
05 - Present San Diego Art Institute Museum Of The Living Artist (Member)
05 - Present Imperial Beach Cultural Arts board Committee (Member)
04 - Present Imperial Beach Art Guild (President)
04 - Present World Artist Directory (Member)
04 - Present Imperial Beach US Sandcastle Committee (Program Director, Masters Division Judge)
99 - Present Association of Life Casters International (Founding Member)
2006 Certificate of Appreciation: Imperial Beach Boys & Girls Club (Regional Art Competition Judge)
2005 Certificate of Appreciation: City of Imperial Beach (Paint The Box Public Art Project)
2004 Excellent Sculptural Talents: Bonita Business Association (Restoration of Dinosaur Sculpture)
2003 Best of show: S.D. Students of the Arts (Life Cast of Hands)
2002 Best of show: Ocean Beach Artist Alley (Pregnant Belly Life Cast)
2001 Best Sculpture: North Park Ray at Night (Female Buttock Life Cast)
Media / Publications
2005 Imperial Beach Eagle & Times: Boys & Girls Club Regional Art Competition Judging
2005 KUSI Channel 9 (Dave Scott) San Diego Convention Center American Arts Festival (Life Castings)
2004 Imperial Beach Eagle & Times (Nina Mc Donald) 2 stories on Paint The Box Public Art Program.
2004 KGTV Channel 10 (Geni Cavitt) Artist Restoration of Bonita's Landmark Dinosaur Sculpture.
2004 KGTV Channel 10 (David Villargos) Dinosaur Sculpture Restoration Award Ceremony.
2004 Chula Vista Star News 2 Stories on Bonita's Landmark Dinosaur Restoration and Award Ceremony.
2003 South West Times: Kelly Tracy and the creation of his Body Casting Life Sculptures.
2003 KUSI Channel 9 (Mat Olson) 2 Interviews on Kelly Tracy's Body Casting Life Sculptures.