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Lucy Johnson Memorial Page

January 4, 1925 - January 7, 2007

Lucy shows her work at a Art in the Park event
Lucy Johnson shows her art at "Art in the Park "

The Lompoc Valley Art Association was saddened early in 2007 to suddenly and unexpectedly lose one of our longest standing life-members. She is sorely missed by her many dear friends and co-artists. This webpage was put together to honor her memory and her dedicated service to our local art community. Here is Lucy's entry from our artist directory that remained until her untimely passing. Below is a brief biography submitted by LVAA member Leonard Todd
Bowl of Apples
'BOWL OF APPLES'

LUCY JOHNSON

"Art is my life
I can get lost in my work."

Lucy was a native Californian born in Norwalk on January 4, 1925. She grew up in Artesia. Married at 18 to Ray Wolfe she had 3 children Rod, Kathy and Judy. She lest her son Rod in n Naval accident in 1977. Ray died in 1991. She later married George Johnson in 1994. This was a brief marriage George dying in 1996. Despite these set backs in her life, she maintained a positive outlook and pursued her love of art right up the end. The best way to describe Lucy is to repeat something she wrote a few years ago:

"Art has always had a special place in my life. As a child I was always drawing or doing some sort of craft project. This later came in handy as an Air Force wife and mother of three. I especially remember sewing and painting a large teepee for Lompoc High. It was used for years at games in the 1960's. I joined the Lompoc Valley Art Association soon after its founding. That was the start of my art career. I loved trying new things my glue paintings, pressed flowers art, and painting on wood. I settled on doing children's plaques which I personalized. I spent 27 years in the Santa Barbara Arts and Craft Show. Although I have had no formal art education I find that I am truly loving painting. Through many of the sad times of my life, I find that my art is a valuable friend. It can give you a great feeling of peace."

Lucy will be remembered for her quiet, generous, caring self. She was unassuming but willing in step in and do things in support of the community. We will miss her.

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