Biography

Photo by Oliver Yu

Lu Wixon paints with acrylic on wood. Lu works out of a studio in her home which includes a wood shop. She designs her pieces either by employing the natural elements of the wood itself or by drawing, cutting out, painting and assembling up to several layers. Her subject matter includes energetic figures in motion, festive international performers, and stylized portraits.

Lu lived in Lafayette, Louisiana for 20 years where she earned her BFA from the University of Louisiana. After graduation, she spent two years in Trinidad, West Indies, where she quickly made a reputation as an artist, donating her talents to local causes. In 1993, she moved to Greenville with her husband and two children. Currently, she teaches art to 600 children at Heritage Elementary in Travelers Rest, while continuing to work as a professional artist. In April she hosted her fourth annual ArtWorks day at Heritage Elementary where thirty artists from a variety of disciplines donated their time and talents to educate the students about the arts.

Recent exhibits include both one-person and group shows in Greenville, SC, Lafayette, LA, and Straubing, Germany. Two large murals and other permanent pieces can be viewed at the Handlebar in Greenville, SC. Lu Wixon designed the 2002 Riverplace Festival poster, which was a juried competition. A partial documentation of her prolific body of work is available on the internet at www.LuWixon.com.