Research for each artist’s book involves drawing. Closely observed plant specimens result in original illustrations. Tracey was trained as an illustrator and worked for a decade professionally. Since 1997, Tracey has created artist’s books as Fathom Five Books, each book utilising unique illustrations.

Using a graphic style in acrylic ink, often in monochrome, strong outline is a signature style. The drawings are then printed using screen print, risograph and rubber stamps.