Four Seasons at Beechtree Farmby Lucia Stout
This is a spire of gratitude for having lived at Beechtree Farm for 34 years. Each side represents one of the four seasons and include landscapes and portraits of a selection of the animals with whom we’ve shared our lives with here at the farm.
Materials: Oil paint
Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 52″
Map/Spire Number: 03
Location: Hopewell Borough Park
Address: 9 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell NJ 08525
About the Artist
Artist and farmer, Lucia Stout lives on a preserved farm in Hopewell, NJ. with her husband, Charlie Huebner where they raise cattle, sheep and are activists encouraging environmentally responsible, regenerative agriculture. Beechtree Farm is often the subject of Lucia’s pastels, watercolors and oil paintings. She is known for her walnut ink drawings and paintings; she makes sepia colored ink from black walnuts that she forages on the farm. Lucia also shows her photography including a collection of heart images called “Warm Love, Found Hearts.”
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“A beautiful depiction of our valley and the rural way of life that is so precious.”
An eclectic artist, Lucia shows her work regularly throughout the area. Her work has been included at the Phillips Mill Juried Art Show, the Trenton Museum Society at Ellarslie, the Audubon Society’s Wild New Jersey show, Gallery 14 Juried Photography Show and the Pastel Society of New Jersey, where she received a Dick Blick award.
She is a signature member of the Garden State Watercolor Society and a member of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. She has had one and two person shows at the Boro Bean, the Hopewell Bistro, Henderson Sotheby’s Realty in Lambertville and is a regular participant in the Hopewell Tours Des Arts. In 2011, Lucia founded the Artists at the Station, a welcoming fellowship of artists who paint together weekly in Hopewell (or gather via zoom and social distant plein air, during the quarantine).
“Being an artist is a gift I’ve given myself. Art is my teacher that constantly encourages me to look and see more deeply and to be humble in the presence of nature’s overwhelming beauty. Art helps me to express love for something I see. I enjoy the limitless opportunity to learn, explore and play with different mediums and subjects. My artist friends bring me immeasurable joy.”
A graduate of Vassar College, Lucia received her BA degree in Art History.