Sweet memories of old bridge captured on Honey Shed for all to see

Tracy Hancock painting the old bridge on the mural at Tabulam.

Susanna Freymark

Tracy and Colin Hancock moved to Tabulam from Albury-Wodonga four months ago.

Already Tracy has made her mark in the best way possible – she has painted a mural on the front of the Honey Shed on the Bruxner Highway.

“I came across the bridge, and I saw a vision of butterflies and bees on the shed,” Tracy said.

Tracy buys her honey at the shed and she asked owners Tammy and Mitch McLennan – “Would you like me to paint a bee on your shed?”

Tracy painted the bee, and then a butterfly and some flowers.

It started with a bee.

Now she has almost finished the complete facade at the front of the shed with a tribute to the Clarence River and the 1903 timber bridge that was pulled down several years ago.

Tammy suggested including the bridge, Tracy said.

Tracy has some well-known murals she’s painted including the Shearing of the Rams by artist Tom Roberts at Corowa and a 20 metre mural of a river scene at Howlong.

It took Tracy Hancock about four months to paint this replica of the famous Tom Roberts painting. Photo: Contributed

Colin, a painter by trade, helps Tracy paint the undercoat before she paints the scene.

Tracy said she loves to paint. She’s always creating things. She studied for three years with a realist Dutch painter who taught her about technique.

“I know how to draw a tree,” she said.

Most importantly, painting murals brings Tracy joy.

Drivers between Tenterfield and Casino won’t be able to miss the Tabulam mural and can share the artist’s joy.   

If you’d like a mural painted call Tracy on 0402 837 020.

You can’t miss the Honey Shed at Tabulam. Photos: Susanna Freymark

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