Medium drawing | mixed media | painting | printing | other
Author-illustrator Lucky Platt creates children's picture books, life size bear paintings, mixed media animations, relief prints, paper sculptures and other delights in her lakeside rural Maine studio where she lives with her artist husband and teenage border terrier. She works with a range of traditional art mediums - oil paint, ink, gouache, graphite, colored pencil - in eclectic combinations.Lucky has presented art and writing workshops for children and adults through the Maine Crafts Association, Schoodic Arts for All, the Maine Arts Commission, Rockland Public Library and Maine Media Workshops & College (2021). Her stories explore themes of resilience, healing, positive self expression and inclusion. She shows her work in galleries and unexpected art spaces in Maine and New York.Lucky studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Vassar College (BA Studio Art), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Post Bacc Painting and Drawing), and Complutense/City University of Madrid (MA Contemporary Art Theory and Practice). She is committed to enriching her craft, and has participated in workshops at the Maine Women Writers’ Collection, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Farnsworth Art Museum and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts among others.In 2020, she left her work as an arts administrator for the Maine Crafts Association to become a full time writer and illustrator. In January 2021 her first picture book, Imagine a Wolf, will be published by Page Street Kids.Lucky is a two-time recipient of an Individual Artist Project Grant from the Maine Arts Commission (2016, 2020), a two-time recipient of an Anderson Ranch Art Center scholarship (2019, 2020), and a recipient of an Ox-Bow Artists’ Residency scholarship for printmaking (2004). She is a proud and active member of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, Maine Crafts Association, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Center for Maine Contemporary Art and Society of Visual Storytelling, and a founding board member of the Unity Public Library (opening 2021).