CAREFREE, AZ (Jaime's Local Love) -- Carefree artist Lucy Dickens personally experiences her subjects before ever picking up her paintbrush. She paints what she see. Lucy's oil-on-canvas paintings focus on landscapes, botanicals, and wildlife. Not only are the sights and sounds of nature expressed through her work, so is her deep faith in God. This is her inspiration to create praiseworthy paintings, and it is the sentiment woven throughout her life and in all her creativity.
Lucy's artistic talents emerged in her early years when her parents -- one a photographer and the other a watercolorist -- showed her how art can capture the beauty of nature. She soon developed a sharp eye and zeal for the outdoors. Lucy, who grew up in the Valley and went to Cactus High School in Phoenix, says from the first time she put brush to canvas, she knew she had found her calling.
Lucy has an array of cards, pillows, prints, and, of course, framed originals. She wants her work available at every price point. If a piece touches someone who sees it, there will be an affordable option.
Lucy is a proud host artist in the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour.
When: Nov. 19-21 and Nov. 26-28
Lucy is not just an artist. She's also an author. Her book about her belief in God's love through her personal trials is coming out soon. Keep an eye on her website and social media for more information.