Lu Fuller, Kentucky Farmscape Painter
Morning Light, watercolor, 22" x 30", 2000 - by Lu Fuller, Maysville Kentucky
Maysville artist Fuller has a taste for painting flowers, but those works are outshone by her Kentucky farmscapes. Capturing a charm of yesteryear with the beauty of rural winterscapes, Fuller's watercolors are a reflection of her childhood spent at her family's farm. With the passing of her father, she inherited the land she trod as a child and finds continuing inspiration in her landscape.
"My parents used to say, 'She's out there drawing cows again! How's she going to make a living as an artist?'" she says. "Now I do 30 art shows a year, and since 1974, I've painted over 13,000 original watercolors."
A veteran Woodland Art Fair participant, Fuller marks her sixth appearance this year. New work awaits visitors, along with a new style that Fuller's particularly excited about: two images, one horizontal and the other vertical, that incorporate all four seasons within the canvas.
"It's exciting to do something you've never seen before, to have your own baby idea and to figure out how to paint the different skies of the seasons, especially in watercolor because I have to do it all at once," Fuller says. "But there's so much to paint here (on the farm). I'll never run out of ideas."