“GIFTING ART” WITH LUCY WILLIAMS
PH: Tell us about one of your favorite holiday traditions.
LW: I don’t think I can pick just one! Everything from decorating our house and entertaining friends and family, I love the entire Christmas season. I will say watching Christmas Vacation with my family is always something we love!
PH: What is one of the most heartwarming gifts you’ve received?
LW: I was recently selected to be an honoree for the Make A Wish organization. Seeing how generous my family, friends and social media friends have been has been a huge inspiration for me. It’s so nice to see how much people care and how generous people are. Lots of kind caring people out there.
PH: What is your medium and what do you love most about creating?
LW: For my abstract paintings, I prefer using acrylic paint and wax sticks on gallery wrapped canvas. I always paint something that looks great in my own house since that’s where it lives until it’s sold. My paintings in my house are like musical chairs – nothing stays where it is for very long. I like working on big canvases that can be the focal point of a wall. . . whether it’s over a fireplace mantle, or over a sofa, size versatility is important because I like my art to work in multiple locations throughout the house.
ABOUT LUCY WILLIAMS
Born and raised in Richmond, Va, Lucy earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Georgia and continued her studies at the Lorenzo De’Medici Art Institute of Florence, Italy. After living in Italy, she returned to the United States to work for Sotheby’s in New York for two years. She continued her work in interior design in Charleston, SC, and with Lee Jofa at the Denver Design Center. In 2003, Lucy and her family moved to Norfolk, Va. Eight of her client’s homes have been a part of the Virginia’s Historic Garden Week and three homes were on The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter’s Tour de Cuisine. Her design projects have received international exposure on several websites including QuadrilleFabrics.com, SamuelandSons.com, Domino.com and have been featured in blogs such as House of Turquoise and My Design Chic. Lucy’s work was recently featured on the DIY and FIY television networks and she is also featured in the Restyle Source Market Style guide for the Summer ’17 Las Vegas Furniture Market. In addition to Interior Design, Lucy has a passion for painting. She loves using art as the color inspiration in her design projects and her own home is a reflection of how she uses her paintings to enhance the color scheme of a room. When her interior design clients saw her work, they started commissioning Lucy to paint for them. Lucy’s work is sold throughout The United States.