"It's like watching a chameleon change color" - was a comment heard at one of her showings. In short order, that sums up the kaleidoscope of works by Lucinda Northcutt.
Whether it's her canvas work, exceptional faux finishes, murals, or artistic embellishments; you never know what's coming next. As the creative wind blows, so do her pieces evolve and impress.
Lucinda's art is in homes and businesses, charity functions, as well as international television sales/tutorial markets. Fresh inspirations from photographs are interpreted in acrylic and uncommon construction media. The art is inspired by emotional, visual, and musical impressions, the beauty and design of nature impact her interest and attachment to each piece.
Lucinda is self-taught, therefore her vision is free from structured restraint. Her public art journey began with a request to finish a mural abandoned by another artist. She was requested to paint faux backdrops for television, which then led to more production media work; where her keen eye for surface replication extended her skill set. Once that work appeared, commissions soon followed. Television set work followed and led to more production work, where her keen eye for surface replication extended her skill set. Realistic faux-finishes grace beautiful homes, cabinetry and furniture. Ceilings soar with open skies and Victorian beauty. Her unique flair is not trapped in a box of stylized definition. It yields itself to her interests or requests from clients.
There are some noticeable categorical groupings; from Baroque-inspired Carnival Masks of Venice to wild designs of animal prints or realistic stones and textures. It is common to see a viewer reach out and touch a piece to see what it is. Stone, leather, wood, plaster?
She enjoys the excitement at the beginning of a project and seeing that same excitement when others view it for the first time. Asked to describe her work, she repeats the great quote - "If you could describe it, you wouldn't have to paint it."