2014 Participating Artist
As the daughter of a watercolorist and a photographer, Lucy Dickens spent most of her childhood exploring the outdoors. She has had the opportunity to travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world. These experiences have instilled in her a great appreciation for nature and the beauty all around us, along with a passion for capturing these experiences on paper and canvas.
From an early age, Lucy was drawn to the incredible work of the great masters, especially the Hudson River Valley painters, such as Thomas Cole and Fredric Church. Studying these artists; their handling of oil paints and mastery of atmosphere and light, along with capturing a sense of the divine influences her work today.
Lucy paints landscapes because she’s drawn to moments that take her breath away. It’s those moments of beauty that cause her to feel, to reflect, and to give thanks; a scene that has a power, placidity and intensity that draws her in. There is a story in these segments of time, and therefore, a story in all her paintings. Lucy is a Fine Art Storyteller.
She mostly enjoys painting a series from her travel journeys, bringing viewers along on this journey with her through painting images and her written “story” accompanying each painting. Lucy strives to evoke feelings of serenity and grace, a scene to transport you to another place and time exploring the mystery within, to capture memories, and those fleeting moments of beauty.