“Nature is my primary source of inspiration, and color my main mode of expression in realistic, abstract and surreal artwork.
I love combining art and science. I feature real species in natural history paintings, as I can't imagine subjects more wonderful and bizarre than those actually found in nature. Inspiration is more intuitive for my abstract work. I employ multi-layered colors to explore micro and macrocosms of energy, dimensions, and the cosmos. When I create a piece of surreal digital art, I feel as if I am telling a story without words, leaving the interpretation to the viewer's imagination.
Poured acrylics, the medium of my most recent body of work, is a huge departure from previous realistic work. I find the organic forms, patterns and blend of colors that can be achieved with a great variety of techniques to be irresistible.“
Lucy Arnold has exhibited her award-winning art in juried and solo shows since 1984. She illustrated two children's books, Alphabet Dreams (2016) and Druk and Mita (2020), with Inevitable Ink Publishing. She is an Artist Member of Marin MOCA, Signature Member of Marin Society of Artists, President of Golden Gate-Marin Artists, Art Editor of Pen Woman magazine and Publications Chair for the National League of American Pen Women, Inc.