California born and raised, I grew up just around the corner from Disneyland. Atomic and Mid Century Modern designs & abstracts are my passion! My work are inspired by the jazzy fun-loving and carefree SoCal lifestyles of the 50s & 60s.
Been an artist and designer most of my life, with works in collections worldwide.
An avid foodie and music lover, I live and work in downtown Prescott, Arizona with my husband, two little dogs, and a collection of vintage cars.
I have been working on horses and other animals, and one architectural scene in different types of lighting. They are all being done in oil, acrylic, pen. I have also done sculptural pieces in foam carving. My references are of my own pictures that I choose to reproduce in my own way of how I want it to look.
For me getting the detail of an object or figure correctly even and looking pleasing to the human eye and showing that an artist can create beautiful masterpieces that will inspire future and current artists to look at my pieces in wonder and in awe, and for them to achieve that level in their work.
I find that my artwork is unique in every piece that show my inner true self, my passion for certain animals and showing some of the Native American side in me.
Designed to be a part of your permanent collection, my jewelry is made to stand the test of time. I believe in heirlooms, in quality, in style over trend. I work with sterling silver, ancient bronze and many semi-precious stones to create pieces that you’ll want to wear for years to come.
I prefer ancient methods, and the most elemental forms of working. I find magic as I manipulate, melt, and pour the molten metal as I shape it into forms of my own creation. The elements of ritual, of intention, can be found in each of my pieces. I feel a connection with silver. There is a link that connects us to the women who first wore silver, on different shores, in ancient times.
Having been born into a family of artists, creativity is highly valued. Drawn to the lunar, the feminine and the mysterious, I find beauty in nature’s imperfections. This beauty is what I strive for in my jewelry.
STUDIOS: Nestled among the tall Ponderosa Pines, 6 miles outside of town in an unincorporated part of the county is where my Flagstaff studio exists. At 7000 feet, we get snow in the winter and cool breezy summers. Studio AFUERA is located in the heart of Scottsdale, on a little street called Cattle Track. Built from an old horse stables, the studio is partially indoors and partially outdoors. Perfect for the mild Scottsdale winters.
Emily Wisniewski is a Flagstaff based painter who takes delight in painting Northern Arizona’s exotic landscape. Working primarily in oil, she thrives on plein air painting completed entirely outdoors. This process allows for more expressive handling of brush, the excitement of weathering the elements, and whatever wild weather Flagstaff brings. Emily paints larger artworks in her studio at Northern Arizona University, drawing inspiration from climbs and hikes around Flagstaff.
I’m always interested in creating space and inviting the viewer to move through the painting as it reveals itself. The cowboys are tough and love their horses who have a strong knowing spirit, often with a glint of mischief.
I have been doing art since I was a child, growing up in the Midwest, imagination was my entertainment and salvation. In college, my eyes were opened to a larger world of culture, history, and design. I consumed art history, what inspired others to create and the stories of ancient cultures.
Today my art allows me to connect mind with hands. By creating I can better understand what my senses perceive outside myself. The natural world inspires me endlessly and my place as a human in it. There is a subtle, soft exchange of life happening, seen and felt.
My art represents moments in time, a thought or feeling. Each line, dot, and fill of paint is the motion of my hand, moments of breath.
Art for me is freedom, the ability to communicate through form and color. To share this with others gives me a tremendous sense of gratitude.
I also wanted you to know I am a host studio for this year’s 2018 22nd Annual Hidden In The HillsOpen 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