I also wanted you to know I am a host studio for this year’s 2018 22nd Annual Hidden In The Hills Open Studio Tour & Sale. Located at Studio #11 at 34820 N Whileaway Rd. Carefree, AZ . the dates for the event are, November 16-18 and November 23-25, 2018 from 10 am – 5 pm.
The Sonoran Arts League presents the State’s largest six-day studio tour to art enthusiasts, patrons and serious collectors. Hidden in the Hills involves touring studios of participating artists providing an opportunity to observe them at work. Visitors are welcome to connect with many artists, gleaning insight into the creative process, learning about the tools of the trade, and are able to purchase works directly from the artists. Come to Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale to experience the most visible art event in the Desert Foothills. This is an extraordinary and FREE self-guided tour of 44 studios and over 174 working artists.
Award winning Arizona artist, Lucy Dickens has created a unique, story-like approach to landscape painting. Dickens discovers the landscape, and then transforms it into a narrative pictorial on canvas. Her landscape paintings convey an emotional reaction that transports the viewer into scenes of beautiful tranquility; an authentic place and time. “I am a fine art storyteller.”
“I most enjoy painting in a series from my travels; bringing my viewers along for the journey through depicting images and my written ‘story’ accompanying each painting,” explains Dickens. “I hope 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. There is a story evolving all around us and my hope is to inspire others through my images and words.”
Dickens resides in the majestic state of Arizona where she feels it’s a privilege to be surrounded by the colorful and dynamic imagery of the Southwest. She furthers, “There are few places on Earth where you can enjoy the morning on a glorious lake cut by glaciers and rising red rocks, have lunch watching a gentle snowfall in a quiet forest, then end the day watching a sunset standing on the rim of the largest canyon in the world! Arizona is an artist’s paradise and as an artist, I’ve dedicated my life to capturing this God given beauty on canvas.”
As the daughter of a watercolorist and a photographer, I spent most of my childhood exploring the outdoors. We would hike and camp our way through the back country of Arizona and the greater Southwest. Today my family and I have had the opportunity to travel to some of the most beautiful places on Earth. These experiences have instilled in me a great appreciation for nature and the beauty all around us, along with a passion for capturing these experiences on canvas and in word.
The interplay of light and shadow draw me deeply into a scene. What does the light touch? What is hiding in the shadows? I love “the magic hour” just before dusk when the shadows grow long and the golden light caresses the landscape before me. From an early age, I have been drawn to the incredible work of the great masters, especially the Hudson River Valley painters, such as Thomas Cole and Fredrick Church. Studying these artists; their handling of oil paints and mastery of atmosphere and light, along with capturing a sense of the divine influences my work today.
I paint landscapes because I’m drawn to moments that take my breath away. It’s those moments of beauty that cause me to feel, to reflect, and to give thanks; a scene that has a power, placidity and intensity that draws me in. It’s these fleeting illustrations that I strive to capture. There is a story in these segments of time, and therefore, a story in all my paintings. I am a Fine Art Storyteller.
I most enjoy painting in a series from my travel journeys, bringing viewers along on this journey with me through painting images and my written “story” accompanying each painting. I hope 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. There is a story evolving all around us and my hope is to inspire others through my images and words, I’ve dedicated my life to capturing this God given beauty on canvas and sharing it with those around me.
Narrative scenes brilliantly interpreted by Dickens. These moments and memories are exhilarating to behold. – Informed Collector
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