DescriptionInspired by a scrap of vintage Halloween spider web lace, this enchanting face emerges from layers of collaged lace, paint and papers - a mystical modern day witch. What kind of spell will she cast for you?
Lucy Hobbie, Nutley, NJ Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lucy Hobbie Corvino lives in Nutley, NJ with her architect husband and 7 year old daughter. She studied painting and illustration at Rhode island School of Design and received a masters degree from Columbia U. Teacher's College, NY.
Lucy gew up on a farm in western New Jersey, surrounded by nature in a wonderful and creative family of teachers, writers, and artists. Exposed to books and stories from an early age, she gravitated towards book illustration and, working under her married name of Lucy Corvino, established a successful illustration career of 20 years with over 35 books in print and many other illustration projects.
When painting for herself, she is still drawn to the beauty of the written word and often incorporates text and images in her work, in a much more intuitive and abstract way than in her commercial illustration work. She is drawn to themes of magic, myth and faerie worlds.