Brocton, New York
Lucille's life began on a dairy farm in the Catskills. At a time when dairy farmers had to go big or get out, her family moved to Fredonia to the "easy" life of grape farming. She has been in western New York ever since. Before turning fifty, Lucille earned a BS in biology and a 2-year degree in land surveying. After fifty, though, is when the fun began. After fifty Lucille became a licensed massage therapist, married a wonderful person, bought a fixer-upper in Brocton, and took a wide variety of art classes including watercolor, acrylic, oil, drawing, dancing, multimedia, and ceramics.
Respect for nature and a spirit of playfulness inform her artwork. Speaking of her art classes and experimentation in various media and techniques she said, "Within each medium is the possibility to ease the gnawing nugget of creativity, capturing a piece of silence, the soft distance, the light, and the miracles of nature."
Lucy's work has been shown at Jamestown Audubon's Art in the Woods and at Art in the Park in Chautauqua Institution. She is also the hostess for a weekly gathering of women called Artists@Heart which was featured in the Women Create 2012 project. Read about it by clicking here.
Of her piece, "Sunset Bay Left," Lucy said this:
"While strolling the beach at Sunset Bay, I saw a clump of Queen Ann’s Lace holding strong in the sand in that summer breeze. It was beautiful and delicate of flower and strongly rooted. What an inspiration."