Lucy Hunnicutt

Lucy Hunnicutt

In the final year of the 1980’s I had an epiphany. I ended a marriage, quit my job, and headed east out of Austin, Texas to tiny St Marks, Florida where I moved into a 2-room cabin older than the century.

My new home sat on a sparsely traveled sand road surrounded on 3 sides by thick woods and smack between 2 churches. Neither church was close enough to see but on Sundays I could listen to dueling gospel choirs sometimes until late in the day. The other days of the week I worked growing chemical free herbs in my gardens and greenhouse.

Winter nights were spent stoking the wood stove, during one of those nights I began to paint. I painted the long views across the salt marsh, the pattern of the light through the cabbage palm, the shadows and colors of the dead leaves on the ground. I painted the fish my neighbors shared with me, just pulled from the river, and the chickens in their yards.
I am eternally grateful to the people who surrounded me and offered me kindness during that time, and they still appear in my paintings. Eventually, I moved back to my home state of Alabama, to what has become another embracing community of resilient and wise neighbors.

I paint what I see, and what I hope to see. I see beautiful things that people do with each other, and for each other. These paintings come straight out of my heart and when I work on them I feel nothing but joy. I hope some of that feeling can find its way to you.

Selected Works

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Nell's Aunt Mim's Funeral Pie

Acrylic Paint on wood w/ Collage Elements
size: 11 3/4 X 14"
$450.- (LH755)

I'll Fly Away

Acrylic Paint on wood w/ Collage Elements & Wood Carved Bird
size: 7 1/8 x 8 1/2"
$325.- (LH749)

Loretta

Acrylic Paint on wood w/ Collage Elements
size: 15 X 15"
$500.- (LH728)

Love of a Lasting Nature

Acrylic Paint on 2 layers of wood w/ Collage Elements
size: 9 X 9"
$300.- (LH758)

Peace

Acrylic Paint on wood w/ Collage Elements & Wood Carved Hand
size: 9 X 10"
$300.- (LH761)

Love Your Neighbor

Acrylic Paint on wood w/ Collage Elements
size: 10 3/8 X 17"
$500.- (LH721)

Epic Shoes

Acrylic Paint on wood w/ Collage Elements & Wood Carved Figure
size: 7 1/8 x 11"
$350.- (LH747)

Come Out and Play

Acrylic Paint on wood w/ Collage Elements
size: 9 X 9"
$300.- (LH760)

The Lord Gave You Feet

Acrylic Paint on wood w/ Collage Elements & Wood Carved Figure
size: 7 x 9 1/8"
$350.- (LH731)