Going out to dinner? If you're dining at The V @ Seagrove, notice the artwork adorning the restaurant's walls.
The V is presently host to the accomplished artwork of Walton County Artist of the Year 2004 Susan Lucas.
A dozen pieces of Lucas's artwork adorn the walls of the restaurant and will be on exhibit through mid-December.
All the pieces are of the same subject matter — places where land and water meet — viewed through an abstract lens.
"Presently, I am interested in painting places where land and water meet and with an abstract view of looking down into the water," explained Lucas.
Lucas says water inspires her, especially the area's rare coastal dune lakes, our bayous, and edges along the lakes where you can see the bottom.
As a child and later as a mother, Lucas has spent a lot of time around the Red Fish Lakes.
"When you stand and look at the lakes, you notice wind blowing the water, and the tree roots you see along the edges are beautiful and interesting," she said.
Lucas visited our area for most of her life. Her parents retired here in 1960s, and she moved here permanently in 1999.
The artist began painting as a hobby after college and as an Air Force wife, she began taking art classes. When she got more serious about it, she went back to college to further her studies.
Lucas designed the artwork on display at The V so that it all fits together. All is for sale and each piece may be hung alone, or hang several pieces together for a more mesmerizing study of the ways each is alike and different.
Lucas is available to teach art classes to groups and individuals.
For more information visit www.susanlucasart.com.