The artistic passion was causing her troubles at school but that didn`t stop her from doing what she loved to do – Draw, Ride & Dream. Graphite pencil became the only medium for her art for years. Creating art for her family members and friends grew into doing commissions for people she didn`t know.
Discovery of western riding brought her heart into a hard intersection & tough decision: Racing or western? The decision was made as soon as she got involved with cutting horses on a small cattle ranch in US. Living the ranch lifestyle and working cattle was the beginning of new era. The cutting horses captured her heart forever and her hunger for inner satisfaction was finally fulfilled. The speed and action she knew from the racetrack was still there, but even better, tuned up, with great movement change ability and lots of FUN. Cutting horses helped her discover horse moves she has never seen before. It had huge impact on her art. Western life style and cutting horses gave her art new direction , it was like getting new lungs and enjoy the nice fresh air to the fullest.
In 2010 Lucy`s curiosity brought her into trying colors. Her new medium; soft pastels, quickly gained her interest thanks to the possibility of “blending” as she knew and mastered earlier in graphite pencil. Pastels instantly became her other favorite medium and she can`t get enough of it. Her major subject remains western and racing, but she likes to experiment with other subjects as well (cats, dogs, ferrets, tigers, lamas, whales and motorcycles).
Inspired by the pure beauty of mother nature, animals, ranch life experience and artists as: Karmel Timmons, Maria D`Angelo, Tim Cox, Michelle Grant, Carole Andreen-Harris, Paul Cameron Smith & others, she continues with putting it all on paper & creating amazing art to bring the atmosphere into collectors and art fans homes.
Lucy’s artwork can be seen on her website http://www.diamondhorsevalley.com/ Be sure to visit and see all the rest of what she has to offer.