Susan Lucas is a professional artist, known for paintings with a contemporary edge and sophisticated color. Her work is in the tradition of the post-impressionists, with their interest in color and a semi-abstracted landscape.
Susan’s paintings are inspired by a particular experience or memory and seek to share the magic, mystery, and moods she finds there.
Using acrylic paints on canvas, the paint is applied in many layers, so the surface is enriched with subtle changes of colors, textures, and values. Details emerge and are submerged. Each painting expresses feelings about a particular place.
Each work is a dance between abstraction and representation, complexity and simplicity, the two-dimensional surface and the three-dimensional subject.
A full-time resident of South Walton since 1999, Susan is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis. She has spent summers on 30A since she was a child. She says, “Living in this coastal landscape is indeed paradise. The places I paint are inspired by it and resonate with a lifetime of memories. My roots run deep in this sand.”
She studied art at Virginia Intermont College, East Tennessee State University, and with inspiring workshop instructors.
Susan’s paintings are in galleries, homes, corporate, and university collections nationwide. She has exhibited and won awards in numerous regional and national shows. She is recognized as a significant regional artist, nationally as “one to watch,” and was the South Walton Artist of the Year (2004). Her work has been featured in books, magazines, and newspapers.
In addition to creating art, Susan teaches and serves as an art coach, acts as an arts advocate in the community, and juries art shows.
Studio visits by appointment.
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