Susan Lackey returns to Mint Hill Arts to present “Using Physical Texture in Artwork”

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When Susan Lackey discusses the use of physical texture in paintings, she doesn’t mean the kind of accidental texture from using thick paint or gesso; rather, she means intentionally fracturing texture into the design.

She will demonstrate how to use different materials to apply these rich textures and include different types of products, some found in traditional art stores and some not. The textures she will demonstrate can be used in media other than acrylics, so the presentation should be of universal interest to artists.

Examples of Susan Lackey’s abstract expressionism.

Lackey developed a strong foundation for the arts in her youth, influenced and encouraged by her father, an oil painter. She majored in art at East Carolina University and has studied under many nationally known artists. Originally from Charlotte, she currently resides in Albemarle.

She is the recipient of the 2018 Regional Area Project Grant, sponsored by the NC Arts Council, 10 area county Arts Councils, and the Blumenthal Endowment. She’s a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of NC and has won numerous awards for her paintings. Her work has been shown at local, regional, and national exhibits and juried shows, is often on display in area galleries, and hangs in both private and corporate collections.

To see her most current work, visit The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, at the Mint Hill Arts Gallery at 11205 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill, NC. It is free and open to members and non-members alike, so make your plans to attend.

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