Meet Lucy Cooke

My dad gave me the nickname Lucy many years ago, when I was just a little girl. I absolutely loved making art as a kid! I filled sketchbooks with the people around me, or things I saw in magazines, or on television. Yet, when I became an adult, I hardly spent any time on my art making. Though I spent time being creative, it wasn’t until decades later that art found me again, at a time when I really needed it! Since 2006, art has been a part of my daily life. I started out making small ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards. Collage was my art medium of choice at that time. I quickly moved on to larger collages, mixed media, and assemblage. I used found objects, mixed with new finds, to make interesting art. I also loved the challenge of making digital art. Around 2008, I decided I really wanted to pursue my love of painting with acrylics. Since then, one of my favorite things to do is sit in front of my easel and paint! My subject of choice, is portrait painting. I LOVE faces! But every once in a while, you will find me painting sunflowers, waterlilies, or even hummingbirds. I also have a very deep love for sketching faces, in graphite or ink. Almost every evening, I have my journal on my lap, and I am drawing to my heart’s content. It makes me calm, and very happy. I am also a constant student of art, learning from artists of the past, as well as contemporary artists. I love trying new and old techniques and pushing my art to the next level. This art journey has been a wonderful one! I am so excited to make art with you!

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