B. Lucy Stevens
B. Lucy Stevens is an internationally recognized mixed-media artist living in Providence, Rhode Island. Lucy paints intuitively, and her work is vibrant and expressionistic as daily life is imagined in a brilliant cacophony of color and pattern. A former newspaper reporter and fiction writer, Lucy turned to painting when she realized she could express things with images that she wasn’t able to convey in words. People and their stories are endlessly interesting to her. “I am fascinated by the idea that inside each of us swirls a rich and complex universe of emotions, experiences, thoughts and memories,” she says. “I want to know these stories and find a way to express them.”
She is inspired by primitive art and art made by children and her far-flung travels, from South America, to Indonesia to the South of France, where she lived for a year on a flower farm.
Lucy leads workshops for children in underserved communities and for adults with developmental disabilities, and she is hugely inspired by their art as well. Her paintings have been featured in galleries and shows throughout the U.S. as well as in France and the U.K., and her work is in private collections around the world.