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Lacy grew up on the great plains with wide open sky and a love of life. The open landscape became a state of mind still cultivated today in her work.  Lacy studied fine art and psychology at Oklahoma State University. After traveling abroad and working for a stint at a Waldorf school in South Africa, Lacy went on to get her M.A. in Art Therapy from Vermont College. In 1998, she chose beautiful Portland Oregon as her permanent home, where she still lives and works today.  When Lacy isn't in her studio painting, you may find her in the woods or on a beach collecting treasures... often with her two boys and her Australian Shepard, Sunny.

Lacy's work employs imagery from the natural and built landscape to explore emotional and spiritual themes. She does this through abstraction, using bold colors and playful lines to evoke the personal narrative and inner world of the viewer.