Presenting the Second Place Winner of the 2020 En Plein Air Paint-Off: Lyudmila Lucy Tomova!

“Horses!” “Are there horses at the barn? I would love to paint that! Could I go there and take pictures?” Lyudmila could hardly contain her excitement to be part of the event, much less paint one of her favorite subjects. One of the paintings she submitted to the jury was of several colorful horses. The infamous rescue horses at the Starry Night Barn on James Slaughter Road would become her subjects. Lyudmila connected with the owner and arranged a visit during a riding lesson.

The painting is currently displayed at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center for public viewing as part of the En Plein Air Art Walk & Auction – FVDowntown. It will be available to bid on beginning Thursday, July 16th. A public art canvas will be installed on a downtown building and prints available for purchase.

Lyudmila is a past winning Paint-Off participant including a patio scene that was selected as one of the downtown banners for the Town of Fuquay-Varina. She recently painted a scene of the mural on Tsuru Sweets & Coffee and had several firefighters pose with a truck for a painting the year before that. You never know what an artist will be inspired by ; ) Both works will be made into public art canvases and installed. You can purchase prints at our Love Local store