Meet the Facilitator
Lindsey Luna Tucker
Lindsey Luna Tucker completed her BFA at Georgia State University in 2017. She currently lives and works as a full-time artist in Atlanta, Georgia. Taking inspiration from nature, poetry and books, Lindsey’s expressive landscapes are rendered with confident brush strokes and earthy colors. Her paintings continue to evolve, leaning more into gesture and abstraction. Lindsey has been awarded artist residencies with Lawayaka Current and Saint Gertrude’s Monastery. Her work lives in private collections throughout North America and Europe.
Q&A with Lindsey
What would you say the ingredients are for a strong critique group?
I think there are only two things that really matter - awareness and openness. When we are aware of ourselves and others, and come to meetings with openness, all else will fall into place.
What are your passions outside of your art practice?
Nature and the earth are probably my number one passion in life - so you can often find me hiking, exploring, collecting rocks for pigments, or just enjoying being outside. I’m also an avid reader of all kinds of books and poetry!
If you could impart any piece of advice to other artists, what would it be?
Don’t forget, it’s all just for fun.
What are some of your favorite art resources?
I refer to a lot of traditional art textbooks and exhibition catalogues when I want to learn more or want inspiration. I also love Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.
When you were a participating artist in The Non-Toxic Crit Group, what was the most valuable part of the process for you?
I came into my group experience with a desire to practice talking about my art in a safe space and I certainly found the most value in doing just that. I enjoyed being able to continue learning about myself and strengthening my art practice in the process. As professional artists we are always needing to use words to communicate more about our art - whether that’s in an application, in our marketing, or with someone visiting our studio. This group was a great way for me to sharpen that skill.
How do you manage self doubt?
I never use self doubt against myself or use it to mean that something has gone wrong. Self doubt is a choice, it’s something our brains like to offer us when we are doing new things or working towards new goals. That’s not to say that self doubt doesn’t come up for me, it does, but I choose to not let those thoughts dictate how I feel or what I do.