Tracy Austin is Fredericton native and graduated in 2007 from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design with a diploma in Fashion Design. The rich artistic community of the capital is an inspiration for her, and she involves herself with the public often and currently works in the fashion studio at NBCCD. A miniaturist at heart, Austin combines this with her traditional training in fashion and has been creating miniature fashion and textile work since 2008. Her style is inspired by dark, occult and gothic themes combined with the beauty and ferocity of nature. In 2016 Austin took her art in a new direction and began to work on couture and sculpted one third scale fashion pieces that were designed to elicit emotion to the viewer and make statements in response to social issues. Many of her pieces are about her view on feminism and recognizing both the struggles and the strength of women.