Vicki Lueb

Come Spring, 2023
9 x 12 in
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Pastel on archival paper framed under Conservation Glass-Non-Reflective. I painted a similar scene in plein air the previous day. I wasn't satisfied with it so I gave it another go from memory. I didn't refer to either the plein air piece from the day before or the photo I took. I was amazed and delighted that I was able to recall so many details. And most importantly, I got what I wanted from the painting, the feeling of late afternoon light on the spring grass.

Vicki Lueb

Vicki Lueb is a native of Mississippi. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and, after graduating, moved to New Orleans, a city she loves for its’ richness in history, architecture, and art. Around the time of Katrina, Vicki returned to live in her native Mississippi where she was introduced to, and fell in love with, the medium of pastel. She loves to talk about her preferred medium and will be quick to tell you that, of all painting mediums, working in pastel is the closest any artist will ever come to working with pure pigment because there is so little binder. She loves the “hands on” nature and immediacy of pastel. 


Vicki takes her inspiration from nature. Marshes, estuaries, rivers, and creeks are a recurrent theme in her work. She believes there is something primordial about those places and they speak to her of mystery, of teeming life just below the surface or around the next bend, of a secret history that stretches back possibly hundreds of years. 


Through her art, Vicki strives to express the deep and reverential feelings she has for nature. 



Signature Member, Degas Pastel Society 

Southeastern Pastel Society 

Pastel Society of Mississippi Vice President, 

Pass Christian Art Association Workshop Coordinator

Ocean Springs Art Association 

Hancock County Art Association 



Pastel Society of Mississippi, 2022 Member Exhibition (First Place, Third Place) 

50th Annual Ocean Springs Art Association Exhibit (Susie Greene Memorial Award of Excellence)  

Degas Pastel Society’s 21st Biennial Juried Members Exhibit (Honorable Mention)  

49th Annual Ocean Springs Art Association Members Exhibit (Latour Award for Exceptional Landscape) 

2021 Pass Christian Art Association Annual Exhibit (Second Place)

2020 Pass Christian Art Association Annual Exhibit (Honorable Mention)

Hammond Art Guild Members Exhibit (Honorable Mention)

City of Waveland Pastel Exhibit (People's Choice Award)

48th Annual Ocean Springs Art Association's Member Show (Latour Award for Exceptional Landscape)

CEDARS 9th Annual Juried Show

Solo Exhibit, 4th Sunday at 4, Bay St. Louis

2018 Bay St. Louis Invitational Exhibit

Arts Alive Inaugural Juried Show, Bay St. Louis

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