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Artist Biography

Lucy Finch’s realistic, luscious soft pastel paintings reflect her life experiences — oftentimes in unexpected and humorous ways — and typically with the use of historic Western European or contemporary American symbology.


To create her realistic paintings she works in a black box studio with real subjects (no photographs) using techniques dating back to the Renaissance including the sight-size method (painting the same size as the object observed), a black mirror, mahl stick, plum lines, and a viewfinder. One painting takes weeks or months to complete.


She studied at the Masters’ Atelier under Nancy Lucas-Williams in Port Townsend, Washington. Currently, she lives in New Mexico where her artwork has been selected for multiple juried shows around the Nation.

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