Lu Fuller’s paintings reflect the rural America of her childhood.
Having grown up on a farm near Maysville, Kentucky, she understands
the deep feelings that many people have for a more traditional
lifestyle. Using an extensive collection of 35mm slides of old barns,
houses, and buildings, she begins to build an imaginary setting for
her paintings. While the buildings may exist in life, they do not
exist as seen in her rural scenes. The imagery she creates in her
landscapes exists only in her creative mind and in the mind of the
Lu has created more than 14,000 original paintings. She currently
exhibits her paintings in approximately 30 art shows a year throughout
the United States. As she travels, she has her camera ready, looking
for that new inspiration for her paintings.
In addition to her rural landscapes, she is an accomplished floral
painter. With many of her floral paintings winning awards in juried
art competitions. Her florals range from soft pastel watercolor roses
to bright and vivid detailed hollyhocks. Her love for flowers was
truly expressed when she began her career with Hallmark Cards in
Kansas City after graduation from the University of Kentucky with a
degree in Art. She was with Hallmark for 10 years. A number of Lu’s
designs are on cards, cross stitch kits and other products sold
throughout the United States.
Lu is a constant worker, often spending 18 hours a day in her home
studio on the farm. A day without painting is a day lost in her
pursuit to become a more accomplished painter. Even when she travels,
she takes her work with her and often spends the evening hours
painting what she has seen that day.
Lu and her husband, Wallace, returned to her roots when they moved
from Kansas City to the family farm where she grew up.