Lucy began painting several years ago when her daughters encouraged her to pick up a paintbrush prior to her retirement from the Cosmetology Industry. In Lucy’s 50 year career in Cosmetology, she gained knowledge of balance, design and color that she applies in her paintings today.Lucy is primarily a self taught artist, but did receive 2 months of training with Joe Simone at The Virginia Beach School Of Art. She mainly works with acrylics, but lately she has shown more interest in oils and other media. Over the last 2 years Lucy has enjoyed painting pet portraits for commissions as well as farm landscapes and animals and other interesting subjects she encounters. When she’s not painting she enjoys cooking, decorating, antiquing and most of all spending time with her family. Lucy is very excited to see where her next journey will take her with her new friends at Southside Artists Association. Born in Norfolk Virginia, Lucy now resides in Chesapeake Va. with her husband and Shih tzu pup named Beau.