Lucille Femine currently resides in Tennessee but much of her life was spent living, studying and painting in New York City. She started painting from a young age and found herself using her neighborhood in Brooklyn for inspiration. It wasn't long before she pursued further knowledge in art by attending some very illustrious institutions like the New School, the School of Visual Arts and the Pratt Institute. She explored numerous styles like abstract but found her calling in capturing the realism of the world around her. The most amazing thing about her art is that although based on reality, she transforms her subject into something more magical by finding the life in it.
Most notably Femine's works, usually acrylic or watercolor, communicate a brightness about life that projects itself through both vibrant and subtle colors. There is no darkness to be found in her paintings, these are pieces of art which use every color of the rainbow to pull you in. Her New York landscapes, from Greenwich Village to Times Square to Wall Street, all have the same excitement and activity bursting forth. She can take a sidewalk and make it dance or take a person sitting on a park bench and have you feel as if you were sitting there amidst the trees feeling the wind touch your face. Lucille Femine's paintings are as alive as her inspirations are. They create a certain mood and feeling which puts one at peace as if to say, "this world we live in ain't that bad at all, in fact it's damn beautiful." If she can take the often overpowering and intimidating city of New York and make it look like something out of Alice in Wonderland, I can't wait to see what she does with the rest of this planet.
To see more of Lucille Femine's artwork please visit her website: www.feminestudio.org
I'm David Carus. From overcoming one of the most dangerous cities in the country and graduating from one of the most prestigious colleges in America to leading an educational movement as a teacher and running for Congress at the age of 25, I decided the best hope our world has is through art.