The Story of Lucy Autrey Wilson Art
A Little History
I am a full-time artist specializing in painting, photography, printmaking and mixed media, with a studio in San Anselmo, California. Art is a lifelong passion, to which I've been surrounded from an early age. After college, I moved to the Bay Area in 1974 to join Lucasfilm as their first full time employee. I started taking art classes at night the following year at the Art Academy in San Francisco, while George Lucas was filming Star Wars overseas. I continued to take art classes regularly, although there was some interruption when I got my MBA in finance going to graduate school after work for several years. I've studied under Chester Arnold, at the College of Marin, where I took all of the courses offered for an undergraduate art degree. I've also taken classes at Aspen's Anderson Ranch Art Center, and at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. My parents both painted which was an early inspiration. Then, during my 35+ year career at Lucasfilm, I was surrounded by, and learned from, many more creatively inspiring and talented people. Since retiring in 2010, I've been able to pursue my artistic career full time.