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June 16, 2017


SANTA ANA, Calif. - From June 15, 2017 – July 18, 2017, paintings by artist Tracey Moloney are on exhibit at John Wayne Airport (JWA) as part of JWA’s Community Focus Space Program. The paintings may be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

"Tracey Moloney's work immerses audiences into the paintings," said Orange County Chairwoman Michelle Steel. "Her art expressively captures Orange County historical landscapes from the present as well as the past."

As an artist and resident of Orange County, Moloney is passionate about painting landscapes and points of interest to capture and preserve open spaces of Southern California. She is influenced by the desire to capture history with the hope of showing the qualities of the extra-ordinary in everyday life. On her Web page, she quotes with a smile, "I have all the time in the world to paint my little heart out."

One for the Money by Tracey Two for the Show by Tracey Moloney
One for the Money by Tracey Moloney

Two for the Show by Tracey Moloney

More images can be seen here.

Tracey Moloney began her artistic journey at the age of 12 after enrolling at the Roslyn School of Painting in Roslyn, New York. Her instructor, Charles Pasqulina, helped her see the world through an artist’s eyes. That experience and encouragement gave her the desire to pursue a career in art.

Ms. Moloney moved from New York to San Francisco in 1988, received her bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of San Francisco and her Fine Art Degree from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. While there she enjoyed several years of painting the city’s urban landscape, as well as the city’s tourist attractions for local clientele. In 1997, Moloney relocated to Southern California, named her decorative painting and mural business MY ART AND SOUL, and has since been working with both private and public entities for the past 20 years creating unique designs.

Her largest commission to date is with Mother’s Market and Kitchen. Moloney recreated Orange County history with 80-foot murals depicting images of orange groves, strawberry fields and local farm stands. Her local Orange County works include Sam’s Seafood, the Glider Inn, TK Burger, the Rx, the Balboa Fun Zone bumper cars, the Arches and more.

Please visit for more information about the artist’s work.

Upcoming Community Focus Space Program artists include Tom Griffithe (July 18 – August 17) and Joshua Madrid (August 17 – September 18).

To learn more about JWA's Art Programs, visit


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