Name: Margi Lucena
Bio: Born in San Pedro, Calif., Margi Lucena grew up in southern California and on the east side of the Sierras in country very similar to her present location – mountains surrounding high desert. Margi grew up with the odours of oil paint and turpentine, and has been painting since childhood. After 16 years in Hawaii, she moved nine years ago to the high desert of Socorro, New Mexico. New Mexico has ever since been her source of inspiration. Margi has spent the last decade or so studying her art and learning techniques. But it wasn’t until just a few years ago that she discovered pastels. “I had always painted with oils and watercolors. For the last three and a half years, I’ve painted almost exclusively with pastels. I found my medium,” she says.” Her dedication has been awarded with several awards, including an Honorable Mention in the Pastel Journal 2010 Pastel 100, Landscape Division. She was subsequently featured in a piece by Christine Proskow in the October 2010 Pastel Journal.
Navigation: A FineArtStudioOnline website.
Gallery: Pastel Paintings (6 pages); Sculpture.
Image View: Click on thumbnails to enlarge. You can choose to view each thumbnail, or wind through the slideshow of over 100 images. Information is provided both on thumbnails and on enlargements. Clouds over Pederna is 11 x 14 ins. 550 x 412, 164 KB.
Demo: There are two links on her site to videos posted on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BHPdt7B4i-c#!