Thursday, December 9, 2010

Small Works for Holiday Giving!

10 artists have created some absolutely stunning small artwork for our Holiday Show!

Each piece is 12" x 12" or smaller and priced below $100 (most below $50!). Why not consider giving a piece of original artwork to that special someone this year?

THURSDAY December 9th 5-7 PM

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lucy's Anniversary!

I truly cannot begin to thank you all enough for supporting Lucy's in its first year. Lucy's customers and artists, family and friends have all promoted the importance of buying handmade. For your business, support and kind words of encouragement, thank you.

In celebration, Lucy's will offer some special rewards this coming weekend. The first is a giveaway of my painting of Harvey's Bakery! Come in Friday, Saturday or Sunday to enter the free raffle for this piece.
Harvey's Bakery
Acrylic on Paper, 7" x 5"

Join us for Plaid Friday, a national alternative to Black Friday. Skip the malls and join us in supporting local, independent businesses. The money you spend locally will have the greatest impact on your surrounding economy.
Thanksgiving Week Hours:
Monday 11-6
Tuesday 11-5:30
Weds/Thurs CLOSED
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 11-4
What other specials will Lucy's offer? Keep checking here and on facebook to find out!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

World Views

A small sampling of the current show.

Join us for the Opening Reception this Friday
November 12th 5-7 PM

Gretchen Hatfield: Polkovnik Serafimovo Residents, 30" x 30", Acrylic, $350

Phil LePage: 13th Century Eastern Orthodox Church, 7.75" x 10.75", Photo, $150

Nick Ellard: Route 4 Between Dover & South Berwick, 12" x 12", Oil, SOLD

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Local Artists Share Views of the World

Coming Soon...

Four New England artists will share their paintings and photographs of subjects from across the globe. From watercolors of the Maine landscape to photographs of Romanian cemeteries, the work in this show will inspire wanderlust.

Philip Lepage of Newmarket will display his beautiful photographs of Romania. These images are steeped in history and amazing architecture. LePage captures his subjects in fantastic color and composition. Painter and illustrator, Gretchen Hatfield, also takes the viewer to Europe with charming paintings of France and Bulgaria.

Maine watercolorist Nanci Nason captures the majesty of the New England landscape in her small works. She finds the natural environment, especially water, inspirational. Dover painter Nick Ellard will display works inspired by his travels both distant and local. Each of the four artists finds beauty and grandeur in intriguing and often unexpected corners of the world.

The show will run from November 9th through December 4th with an opening reception on Friday November 12th from 5-7 PM. The reception is free and open to the public who are invited to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Philip LePage, Thirteenth Century Eastern Orthodox Church, Photo, 2009

Friday, October 1, 2010

Apple Harvest Day!

Saturday October 2nd

Downtown Dover will be a-buzz with festivities for Apple Harvest Day!

Lucy's will open at 9 am with the following specials:

1/2 off all in-stock adult T-Shirts
(regular $22, sale price $11)

I Love NH and Dover, NH Pinback Buttons
Buy 2 Get 1 Free
(regular price $1 each)

Ruby Moon Natural Laundry Wash
(regular price $12, sale price $9)

All Original Artwork
10% OFF

Oh yeah, and free cookies!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Coming Soon: Artwork by Carol Walker-Morin

Tree Love
Oil Pastel on Cardboard
19 3/4" x 20"

During the month of October, Lucy's Art Emporium will host the bold, colorful artwork of Carol Walker-Morin. Morin likens her creative process to meditation, explaining that she trusts her intuitive sense of design and composition while playing with color and form.

Walker-Morin's work draws on the beauty of nature. She uses acrylic and oil pastel to create achetypal images of trees, labyrinths and the human form. These images radiate peace and positive energy.

The show will run from October 6th through November 6th with an opening reception on Friday October 8th from 5-7 PM. The reception is free and open to the public who are invited to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Vegas In Space!

Sylvea Johnson
Vegas in Space
Mixed Media
48" x 60"

starting bid $300 (reserve not met)


Sylvea had the fabulous idea of auctioning off her amazing piece, Vegas in Space. The photo above cannot begin to do justice to the amazing vibrant colors and tactile tidbits. This piece is LARGE and in charge, measuring 48" x 60".

How it works: come into Lucy's to make a bid, or email or call 603-740-9195. The starting bid will be $300 but there is a reserve which must be met. Lucy's will update the current price and let you know when the reserve is met. This is a great opportunity to snap up a huge, gorgeous piece for a great price. Bidding will end at noon on October 3rd.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Welcome, Fall!

Downtown Dover is starting to feel the change of fall. Plans are in full swing for this year's Apple Harvest Day (October 2nd), the leaves are changing and there is a welcome cool in the air.

Lucy's ushers fall in with a new show: Captured Dreams and Altered Realities. Photos by Andy Mellen and paintings by Sylvea Johnson fill the shop. Join us for the opening on September 17th from 5-7 PM.

Andy Mellen: Motorcycle I, Motorcycle II, Motorcycle III $150 each

Sylvea Johnson: Untitled Brain Cells
Mixed Media & Collage on Paper Shapes
$12 each or 4 for $40

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Paintings and Photos Will Mingle...

Just a little look ahead to our next show...

Captured Dreams and Altered Realities
Opening Reception Friday September 17th 5-7 PM

Two New England artists will fill Lucy's Art Emporium with their unique visions. Though their approaches are very different, Andy Mellen and Sylvea Johnson have a shared knack for seeing the world in a whole new way.

Portsmouth artist Sylvea Johnson creates mindscapes from vibrantly colored mixed media. Her paintings pulse with light and color, taking the viewer from the surface deep into the space behind. Johnson has referred to her pieces as “visual riddles”, a fitting description for pieces which at first seem abstract but then beg the viewer to find shapes and meaning hidden inside.

Andy Mellen takes familiar scenes and objects into the realm of the imagination through various photographic techniques. Using a toy film camera with four lenses and four shutters, he captures scenes of a dilapidated neighborhood. Each of the four shots is just a bit different, causing horizon lines to shift and leaving the viewer feeling that they are moving through the scene. Mellen brings a background in theater set design and directing into the darkroom, giving his photos the feel of a still from an independent movie.

The show will run from September 8th through October 3rd with an opening reception on Friday September 17th from 5-7 PM. The reception is free and open to the public who are invited to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Sylvea Johnson
Falling Together, Falling Apart
Mixed Media on Paper
22" x 28"

Friday, August 27, 2010

Local Landscapes Show Draws to a Close

It's the last week to see "Local Landscapes" by Gretchen Hatfield and Daisy Adams. The two Dover painters have captured familiar scenes which are truly bursting with hometown pride.

Hatfield's view of the Central Ave Barber Shop tips its hat to Norman Rockwell in both subject and charm... but this is really our town. Hatfield has not imagined this scene, merely encapsulated it. The same can be said of her portrait of the Dover Mounted Police and City Hall.

Adams' approach could be seen as a bit tongue-in-cheek due to some of her seemingly odd subject choices. But she truly sees beauty and present day nostalgia in the welcoming glow of Smiley's and the lure of Trophy's Wing Night. This is our home and we love it.

Hatfield: City Hall 12" x 12" acrylic on panel $60

Adams: Trophy's Wing Night acrylic on paper $55

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


A colorful, summery show featuring
work by:
Caryn Lynn Duncan Ann Larkey Susan Schwake and Laura Utley

Beautiful originals starting at just $30....
in the shop through July 3rd.

(...and don't forget to pick up a little something for Dad-
Father's Day is Sunday June 20th)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Oh, Baby!

Looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Lucy's has many one-of-a-kind baby items including sweaters, booties, crocheted stuffed animals and hand-painted or embellished onesies!

Crocheted "Duranimals" made with acrylic yarn, love and safety eyes
$14 small, $18 medium

Felted Baby Booties by Paula Pelletier
$16 per pair

Jack models a hand painted Hank Williams onesie
These are painted in-store in a variety of designs. Don't see the one you want? Order a custom design!
$16 each

These gifts are guaranteed to be unique. Oh, and all of the examples above are made right here in New Hampshire. :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

PRINTMAKERS show at Lucy's


May 4th - June 6th
Opening Reception Friday May 7 5-7 PM

Lucy's Art Emporium will display the work of three printmakers during the month of May. Laura Utley, Deloris White and Erin Landry Fowler work in various methods including drypoint, monotype and linocut.

White, Director of Fine Arts at Berwick Academy, works in intaglio. Her masterful prints of flowers and animals are created by etching metal plates with tiny lines and textures.

The bold linocuts of Landry Fowler bring a modern spin to the age old process of printmaking. Thickly outlined subjects are framed by just the right amount of bold color. Her portraits of modern day models carrying laundry or planting a garden capture the beauty of everyday life.

Utley, a Dover resident and recent graduate of Plymouth State University, creates one-of-a-kind abstract pieces using foam printing plates. Working in layers, Utley combines shape and color to invent vibrant worlds full of depth and movement.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

new work from pixl pshr!!!

They're here! New, fabulous pieces from pixl pshr...
Fireflowers, Space Invaders, Ms Pac-Man, Mario, Link and more!

I know certain folks have been anxiously awaiting these...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Think Outside the Basket!

Looking for the perfect Easter gift? Lucy's has treats and treasures of all sorts! Featuring crocheted Duranimal birds and bunnies by Stacey Durand, Lucy's own felt bunnies and Fluffy Friends. Little Lucy's Play food is just right for little ones age 4-7.

...Or how about a clutch or wallet from Sew Cute by Meg? A new batch of scrabble tile pendants includes the Hogwarts Emblem, The Little Mermaid, Twilight and many more.

Handmade Felt Bunnies $12.50

Assorted Felt Play Food $6-$16

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mixed Media March

Mixed Media March
is here!

The new show features assemblage and collage by Larry Reynolds and cut paper collage by Alan Fowler. Fowler also displays some of his digital prints of the originals.

These two artists truly turn one man's trash into another's treasure. Come in and see how coin rolls, old photos, stamps and tidbits have been transformed into fantastic artwork.

Opening reception this Friday from 5-7 PM.

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Handmade Jewelry

Seems like it's about time to come out of hibernation. Uncoil that scarf, remove the earmuffs and put on some jewelry!

We have a certain penchant for shiny things here at Lucy's. This certainly includes new jewelry by Tulips to Kiss and Monica Foley. As always, Kelly Jean Conroy of Tulips to Kiss has created some fabulous nature-inspired pieces. Local artist Monica Foley has just delivered some fabulous typewriter key jewelry- fun, funky and pleasingly retro!

Sterling Owl Studs by Tulips to Kiss


(photo courtesy tulips to kiss)

Typewriter Key Jewelry by Monica Foley

Adjustable Rings $12.95

Cufflinks $24 per set

Pendants $12.95

Thursday, February 25, 2010

On the Wing

Lucy's has some great new bird-inspired items!
We're thinking Spring around here... even if it's a little early!

*NEW* Fluffy Friends
part mini-pillow/part sweet stuffed animal
handmade in New Hampshire

Sleepy Owls $22 each
other designs coming soon!

Vintage 1961 Bird Sewing Cards

framed to 10" x 8", $30 each (set of four for $110)

Mixed Media Bird Paintings by Caryn Lynn Duncan

5" x 5", $50 each

photo courtesy of Caryn

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lucy's has all of your last-minute Valentine needs!
Cards, jewelry and art for your sweetie!

Ripple Design Jewelry

made in Dover
Sterling and Seaglass priced between $32 and $70

(just in: a sterling and pearl bracelet with a handcut heart charm!)

"U Have a Piece of my Heart"

by pixl pshr

felt on canvas


Monday, February 8, 2010

Permanent Petals on Display

Our February show is up! If you need a little glimpse of spring, come in and see the lovely floral artwork at Lucy's. Each piece of original art is priced between $12 and $100- why not give your Valentine the gift of an everlasting bouquet?
Ann Larkey
Caryn Lynn Duncan
Angela McNally (aka pixl pshr)

Additional floral pieces by Deloris White, Alan Fowler and Daisy Adams.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Collage and Assemblage by Larry Reynolds

I'm so thrilled with the pieces that Rochester artist Larry Reynolds just dropped off! These mixed media pieces are full of humor and nostalgia. Images from retro advertisements, tiny antique bottles and bits of beautiful metal scrap combine to create fantastic scenes.
These will be going up on the wall asap- come check 'em out!

Larry Reynolds
Behind Bars

Larry Reynolds

Boy, You're Getting Big!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Scrabble Tile Pendants!

These pendants are made on the back of scrabble tiles. They are coated with resin which gives them a shiny, glass-like finish.

Here are a few of the new designs at Lucy's...

an assortment of trees...

some favorite stars...

destinations and landmarks.

$7.50 each

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hopping in Soon...

Stacey just sent me a photo of her new duranimal design! Truly the cutest bunny stuffed animal ever!!! Coming to Lucy's soon...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Stephanie Barnes just delivered some new
inventory to Lucy's....
etched wine and highball glasses!
Made right here in Dover.

Image: Etched Doggie Glass
One of a Kind

Friday, January 1, 2010

Ms. Pac Man, 8" x 8", felt on canvas

Wow, this is geekery at its finest!

Please join me in welcoming pixl pshr, aka Brooklyn artist Angela McNally, to Lucy's! These amazing felt creations pay homage to the beautifully pixelated world of classic video games. There are even teeny little emoticons on canvas... hilarious, colorful, expertly crafted.