Lackey will show ‘Nature’s Resonance’ series

Susan Lackey will exhibit paintings from her “Nature’s Resonance” series in the lobby of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center through the end of March.

“I’m especially delighted that my work will be showing during the Art Council’s Celebration of the Arts since I received one of the 2022-2023 Artist Support Grants,” Lackey said.

“The paintings featured in this exhibition were inspired by nature’s mountains, hills, woodland walks and beaches,” she added. “The colors, shapes and textures of these natural settings have been creatively abstracted to suggest the rhythms, the sounds, the movement that are seen and heard.”

Susan Lackey

Lackey works in acrylic and mixed media.

“Slightly abstracted, intriguing and playful images are the common threads of my work,” she said. “Expressive abstraction is how I label my style.”

Her father was an oil painter and supported her interest with materials, classes and as a role model, said Lackey, who majored in art at East Carolina University and studied under nationally known artists.

Besides the 2022-2023 Artist Support Grant sponsored by the NC Arts Council and Stanly County Arts Council, Lackey received the 2018 Regional Area Project Grant sponsored by the NC Arts Council, 10 area county Arts Councils and the Blumenthal Endowment.