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Set Decorator

Phone: (323) ***-****  HQ Phone
Paramount Pictures Corporation
5555 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles , California 90038
United States

Company Description: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA,...   more

Employment History

  • Folk Artist


  • American studies
    University of Alabama
Web References
Hill had discovered folk artist ..., 21 Oct 2007 [cached]
Hill had discovered folk artist Lucy Hunnicutt, who paints color-drenched scenes from memories of her mostly African-American neighbors in the tiny town of St. Marks, Fla.
Hunnicutt calls herself an "outsider artist," but she fits as comfortably as an old quilt in other folk art categories.She had no background in art when she began painting at age 39 and had a sudden urge to paint after a dream.
Born in 1950 in rural Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama in American studies, she was working in a high-stress corporate job in Texas when, in 1989, she realized she needed to change her life.
"Let me calm down before I have a real nervous breakdown," is how she described how she felt, in a phone interview from her home in Elberta, Ala.She moved to Tallahassee, Fla., where she had friends, but the longing for an even sharper break from urban life took her to St. Marks, population 272.
Hunnicutt, who is white, rented a house that had been part of a land grant to African-Americans after the Civil War."There were two churches at each end of my street," she said.
Hunnicutt painted other dreams and memories on scraps of wood but then fed them into the fire until a friend saw some and asked to hang them in his barn.A Florida gift shop owner saw them there and bought them.She soon visited Hunnicutt for more.
Hunnicutt began selling her work at festivals."I couldn't call myself an artist for a long, long time.One day, I realized, I'm making my living at this."
Hunnicutt no longer travels the festival circuit.Her work is shown at galleries in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New Orleans and now Asheville.A set decorator for Paramount Pictures saw her paintings in New Orleans and bought them to use in the Queen Latifah movie "Last Holiday."
Word paintings
Hunnicutt is making "word paintings," in which strings of vividly colored text meander across the canvas."I've realized lately that I'm always telling stories to myself," she said.
"Sing On Sunday" by Lucy Hunnicutt is among her works on exhibit at American Folk Art & Framing, 64 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. ($800).Enlarge this photo
What:"Ritual Wisdom Revealed," paintings by Alabama folk artist Lucy Hunnicutt.
Bold primary colors dominate Lucy Hunnicutt's "Monday Wash." ($650).Enlarge this photo
Agora on Magazine Street in New Orleans offers art, antiques and furnishings, 3 Feb 2007 [cached]
Featuring antiques & represents artists: Lynette Walker, Pamela Steuart, and folk artist Lucy Hunnicutt.
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